Vaccinium Koralle Lingonberry



Fruit ripens in summer and possibly again in fall

Vaccinium Koralle Lingonberry is valued not only for fruit production but also for ornamental purposes. Koralle is a low-growing ground cover shrub that sets 2 crops a year in optimal conditions. It blooms in loose terminal clusters of small, bell-shaped, nodding white to blush pink flowers, first in spring and again in summer, followed by small round bright red berries in summer and possibly again in fall. The berries are slightly tart and can be eaten fresh or cooked in jams, jellies, and preserves. The flowers attract birds and butterflies; unused berries sustain songbirds.

A Vaccinium vitis-idaea, commonly called lingonberry, Koralle is a mat-forming evergreen that spreads moderately by underground runners to form colonies with attractive glossy, dark green leaves. Cold hardy and low maintenance, lingonberry grows best in sunny locations with peaty, moist, well-draining soil with an acidic pH. A light spring fertilization will help produce the best fruiting and color.

Lingonberry is self-pollinating but planting two or more varieties with similar bloom times encourages cross-pollination, producing larger yields of bigger berries.


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Genus Vaccinium
Species vitis-idaea
Variety Koralle
Zone 2 - 7
Bloom Start to End Mid Spring - Mid Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 12 in - 18 in
Plant Width 12 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Fast Growing, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer, Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Evergreen, Pruning Recommended
Bloom Color Light Pink, White
Foliage Color Brown, Medium Green
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cuisine, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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