Prepare a suitable hole for your blueberry 'Pink Lemonade'. They need a moisture-retentive, acidic soil so improve your soil with ericaceous compost. Make sure the root ball of blueberry 'Pink Lemonade' is well-moistened before planting by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water.
Plant the blueberry at the appropriate depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Plant the bushes 1.5 m apart. Plant this bush in sun or part shade. Shade is quite well-tolerated and the soil can be fairly wet.
Blueberry 'Pink Lemonade' - Organic - ShrubVaccinium corybosum 'Pink Lemonade'
Organic blueberries — that are pink!
This organically grown blueberry ‘Pink Lemonade’ produces spectacular and delicious blueberries — that are pink! This fruit bush is unusually attractive and looks wonderful in decorative gardens too. Blueberries are very healthy and appear to have medicinal properties. In April/May, the bush reveals white and pink flowers and then produces its healthy berries in July/August. It also grows well in a pot.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Blueberries in a large planterDid you know that a blueberry bush will also thrive in a large planter on your patio or decking? A blueberry bush in a planter will remain somewhat more compact so of course it's perfectly suitable for on the patio/decking. And you can always prune it too.
Do choose a nice sturdy planter. Layer the base with potsherds or even a couple of bricks for weight then fill about 2/3 with potting compost with some added sand and normal garden soil. Remove the blueberry bush from its nursery pot and plant it with the roots spread out a little. Fill up with more of the same potting compost. Press well in. Leave a good 4 cm space from top of soil to the edge of the pot, for watering. Water generously then stand your large planter with blueberry bush in a nice sunny spot.
Show moreFeed the blueberry 'Pink Lemonade' in spring with a fertilizer that contains no calcium (such as potassium sulphate), and give it a good mulching. Give the plant extra water during dry periods, ideally they prefer rain water. When the beautiful blueberries are slightly soft when touched and a nice pink colour (so not blue), they can be picked.
In July you will be rewarded with your first harvest, and August will be the end of the fruiting season. They can be eaten fresh, but they are also ideal for jam making. Freezing the berries is also possible.
You rarely need to prune a blueberry bush. Keep about six to eight branches on each bush. Remove the oldest branches to allow new shoots to grow.
Blueberries in the winterBlueberry bushes are perfectly hardy and can basically manage through the winter without extra protection. However, potted bushes are of course more sensitive to frost so we advise standing the pot in a sheltered spot over the winter. An unheated shed for a short while would be ok too.
Show moreVaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry) 'Pink Lemonade' is a shrub that can easily be grown to be 1.2 metres tall. In the spring, it blooms with attractive white-pink flowers. In the autumn, you can admire its striking autumn colours. The delicious pink blueberries grow between the leaves, ripening from green to pale pink, showing dark pink when fully ripe! This bush is attractive all year round and will enhance a shady border!
The large berries of Vaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry) 'Pink Lemonade' are firm and tasty and make the best kind of pink blueberry jams. Blueberries are very healthy and are high in vitamin C and antioxidants.The family name Vaccinium has two meanings: 1) it's the old name for Blueberry. 2) from 'vacca' (L. = cow) and baccinium/bacca (L. = berries); so 'cow berries', a type of berry much enjoyed by cows. The variety notation corymbosum means bouquet or bunch, referring to the cluster of flowers when in bloom. This is why these shrubs are also known as cluster blueberries.
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Latin name Vaccinium corybosum 'Pink Lemonade' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Pink, Green Light preference full sun , partial sun Flowering period May - June Harvesting period July - September Growing height 100 - 300 cm Planting distance 100 - 150 cm