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Koralle Lingonberry

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Description

Grow nutritious berries on compact shrubs! Fruits are high in vitamin C and make tasty sauces, jellies, and wines. Small pink flowers bloom in spring and repeat in summer, followed by two crops of slightly tart, bright red edible berries – first in late summer and again in early fall. Growth habit is suitable for rock gardens or as groundcover. Grows 12 to 18 inches tall and wide. Requires low pH, acidic soil to thrive. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid-August and mid-October. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Small
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid August And October
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Tangy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 2 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 12 - 18" tall x 12 - 18" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12 - 24" apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow lingonberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
It's a self pollinator for my zone and at low risk for pests. I want to build a home garden of edibles and this looks like a good addition.
Nikki W on Feb 28, 2017
Childhood berry... grew up in Europe.) best for pies!
William N on Nov 18, 2016
It's a self pollinator for my zone and at low risk for pests. I want to build a home garden of edibles and this looks like a good addition.
Nikki W on Feb 28, 2017
Edible groundcover
RAYMOND L on Dec 3, 2016
Childhood berry... grew up in Europe.) best for pies!
William N on Nov 18, 2016
I chose this plant because I am a Swedish-American who enjoys lingonberry jam very much and I would like to be able to harvest the berries themselves.
CAROLYN A on Oct 15, 2016
looks like would be a excellant berry grower for Northern climates
Joe M on May 22, 2016
I love Lingonberries! My yard has just had a makeover and now I have room for these wonderful plants! I'm sure the birds will like them too. One for us and one for the birds!
KATRINA A on May 17, 2016
Lingonberry butter and Swedish pancakes with lingonberries--I could eat them every day. The plants that arrived already had blooms, and were nicely leafed out and green. High-quality stock!"
Bright D on May 16, 2016
Needed a ground cover, this is a nice bonus to have fruit.
Shelley W on May 14, 2016
Familiar with the plant from my childhood
Liv S U on May 9, 2016
Had the Lingonberry crepes at IHop the other night with my daughter. We loved them. Since we have a farm we decided to plant a couple for the taste, the flowers and fruit they produce!
Robert U on May 2, 2016
something new, will go great next to my current bush.
timothy h on Apr 22, 2016
Pretty plant, and I love lingonberries.
CATHERINE B on Mar 20, 2016
Lingonberry sauce for my Swedish pancakes, plus it is a beautiful, small evergreen.
Elizabeth K on Mar 15, 2016
Sounds like it will make a nice border feature and I'm always looking for plants to attract birds. Also, I'm Swedish!
Kris G on Mar 1, 2016
Edible groundcover
RAYMOND L on Dec 3, 2016
I chose this plant because I am a Swedish-American who enjoys lingonberry jam very much and I would like to be able to harvest the berries themselves.
CAROLYN A on Oct 15, 2016
will this be ok in alkaline soil?
Aaron J on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I didn't pay close attention to my soil pH and I've had a year of stunted growth. My soil is marginally acidic and I'm still having to amend the soil with sulfur. I'm starting to finally see some growth.
Is this suitable to grow in a container?
LyndseyBrom on Mar 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lingonberry is best to grow in the ground...it is a perennial and takes a few years before you get many berries.
Does this bush keep the leaves all year?
Chris on Nov 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lingonberries are evergreen.

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very satisfied
Can't say enough about how good the plants are from Stark. This little gem arrived vibrant and healthy and has been thriving in my garden for a year. Looking forward to seeing it produce berries this year. It's why I'm a repeat customer.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Koralle Lingonberry
My plant is sturdy and already blooming in my garden. I can't wait to pick my first lingonberries!
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Cute little plants; beware of sale pricing
Got 2 of these 2 years ago - they are doing well. Very compact, slow growers, nice splash of green in the winter. Flowered in their 2nd year but no fruit.

I liked them so much when I saw a sale on them months later I purchased several more. I believe these later purchases were of the same "batch" as my initial purchase, and so when I received them they were totally root bound. All but one of the new ones have died, all planted within feet of the original ones which are thriving.

So I like the plant itself but beware of sale pricing because it is likely plants they have had on hand for a while and you might get root bound potted plants that won't survive transplanting.
February 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing, okay so far
Well, the Koralle Lingonberry is growing in a sunny spot but still no berries.
I am keeping an eye on the ph of the soil. Plant seems to be healthy.
February 10, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Still the same size as I bough it.
It's very small. And after a year it's still really small. No fruit.
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
It's died in second year
This berry was doing OK in Utah for the 1st year but can not make through last hot Utah summer.
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Koralle Lingonberry
My Lingonberry bush is still quite small, so it's hard to review it at this point. It needs to grow more.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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