Koralle Lingonberry

Item #133279, 1 Quart Pot.
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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.

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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.


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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I've used Lingonberry syrup to flavor the kombucha I make; looking forward to trying it with fresh berries!
Mark A on May 10, 2021
I am too old to climb to the tops of mountains in New Hampshire to pick them! I grew up with a mother who was Swedish and she had us doing this every summer.
Gunnar B on Apr 3, 2021
I've used Lingonberry syrup to flavor the kombucha I make; looking forward to trying it with fresh berries!
Mark A on May 10, 2021
On Canadian border. Last frost date is mid June.
Vicki U on Apr 22, 2021
I am too old to climb to the tops of mountains in New Hampshire to pick them! I grew up with a mother who was Swedish and she had us doing this every summer.
Gunnar B on Apr 3, 2021
Because Yum! And they like acidic soil.
Laura M on Mar 25, 2021
Lingonberries are a staple of IKEA, and if you have ever had their meatballs you know just how delicious the sauce can be! I'm excited to eat these raw with my wife and make some sauce of our own as well!
James H on Mar 25, 2021
I have been trying to find these berries to use in my own cooking but no luck. My Swedish family uses them as much as blueberries, they are high in Vit C and extremely cold tolerant for my area. This farm to table chef cannot wait for the first harvest!
Kirsten H on Mar 17, 2021
For edible landscaping; we're looking forward to bright red ornamental berries that make tasty jam
Kerrick G on Mar 3, 2021
Lingonberries are so amazing! They are great in our Scandinavian baking!
Shannon G on Jan 22, 2021
This is an interesting and uncommon plant
Robert W on Apr 29, 2020
Wanted to try and grow a new plant that bears fruit also like that it will grow well in acid soil and also for the low sugar content of the berry Look forward to making sauce with the berries and also having a plant with antioxidents that you can pick at your home. I currently have 4 dwarf fruit trees at my home. Thank you Stark Brothers
Scott F on Apr 4, 2020
Shane C on Mar 31, 2020
Looked interesting as a fruit and a decorative bush/shrub. I will use it for landscaping around patio. Harvest should be good for sauces (like cranberry sauce) and juice. I Take care of bees and have plenty of honey to mix with tart juice of lingonberries for natural antioxidant drink.
Shawn on Mar 29, 2020
Ikea got me hooked on lingonberries
Kirah S on Jan 20, 2020
Bush Berry, Fall Harvest
Joyce M on Oct 14, 2019
Shade tolerant, low-pH loving berry plant.
Terri V on Aug 24, 2019
vitamin c rich
Barbara K on Aug 21, 2019
I figured it could be more compatible with the shadier locations in my blueberry patch as a ground-cover & I wanted to try something new.
L F on Aug 7, 2019
I am having fun planting fruit trees and bushes in our backyard, and love that this is also a beautiful ground cover, as well as an opportunity to try making authentic Swedish pancakes and perhaps a nice dry wine.
Gina H on Jun 17, 2019
Great sauce and jam. Mix sauce in with ice cream mix to make good ice cream.
JEFF E on May 6, 2019
Loved eating lingonberry jam when I was introduced to it the summer in college when I worked in hotel resort in the Gudbrandsdalen valley in Norway. Now they will be part of my new edible landscape garden
Susan F on Apr 5, 2019
granddaughter birthday request
Penne W on Apr 3, 2019
Heard fruit is very good for you
Debi A on Mar 20, 2019
Wanted to give this a try and see if it makes good wine.
Dan H on Mar 17, 2019
It can adapt to partial shade
Kevin B on Oct 29, 2018
For canning
Alice S on Oct 27, 2018
Being that my wife is a "cheesehead" from Wisconsin, I need to satisfy her need for fresh lingonberries...
TOM F on Oct 16, 2017
1) lingonberries are a big part of scandinavian cuisine, and i'm a foodie squarehead 2) evergreen through the winter
Michael T on Sep 13, 2017
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.
T.hirt 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
On Canadian border. Last frost date is mid June.
Vicki U on Apr 22, 2021
Because Yum! And they like acidic soil.
Laura M on Mar 25, 2021
Does this bush keep the leaves all year?
Chris on Nov 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lingonberries are evergreen.
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.
I thought they only grow in Scandanavia?
Walter O on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Koralle Lingonberry is growing well for us here on the Western Slope of
Colorado. My advice would be to put a piece of fencing all around it and
also over top. The many animals that go thru our yard like to eat it, including something small - we think the squirrels - so we have made a low arch of fencing across the length of the plants. We originally made a raised bed when we planted them, so we had the sides of the wood frame to attach the fence all the way around.
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.
Planted 3 years ago. They are big and bushy produce beautiful flowers but no fruit. Why?
Marvin D on May 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. There are many reasons a tree might not be bearing fruit as you expect. Lingonberries like slightly acidic soil (pH of 4.3 to 5.5). We recommend a soil test/amendment if necessary. Here is a good article on other reasons your lingonberry bush may not be producing:

Are they deer resistant?
Michael T on Mar 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I can't answer definitively because we have a 6 foot fence around our garden to keep out the moose (they eat the same plants that deer do). I will say that moose don't seem to bother the Alaska version of wild lingonberry, the lowbush cranberries.
Do they survive rabbits?
Kevin B on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Like deer, if rabbits are hungry enough they will eat anything, but this is considered a deer- and rabbit-resistant plant.
Koralle Lignonberry is intended for zones 2-7. I am in hardiness zone 7A... Do you think that's too warm?
Diana F. on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it's fine. Zone 7 covers both 7a and 7b. You are in the cooler part of Zone 7.
Will it survive full sun in zone 6B, or will I need to put in afternoon shade?
I live in north east Tennessee and the sun can be absolutely brutal in the summer, but the winters occasionally dip into the single digits. My peonies get torched black in the summer, so I had to move them to an afternoon shaded spot, even though they are listed as full sun in this zone.
Paul D on Feb 2, 2021

Customer Reviews

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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
over 5 years ago
Koralle Lingonberry
These hardy plants made it through a rough Michigan winter staying a bit green all winter.
Right now they are waking up and beginning to grow.
May 2, 2018
over 4 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
over 6 years ago
Very pleased with these. They are growing slowly and producing fruits which are tasty. I'm growing them in a bog in a bucket.
September 18, 2017
over 4 years ago
Slow but steady
Still putting new growth out in second summer. It had some die-back by spring. Low humidity climate in Denver CO area is detrimental to many plants. I'll add some pine needle mulch again to keep soil pH low.

July 7, 2017
over 4 years ago
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
over 6 years ago
Perhaps in another zone....
I have bought these twice, and planted in two homes in separate locations. Both times they have not grown well. This time I bought three. Planted last fall. they are barely hanging on, have been fertilized, soil has been acidified, etc. One plant died. I have very little hope that these plants will ultimately survive! They are currently still about 4" tall, and not exactly thriving.
June 20, 2018
over 3 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
over 7 years ago
Plants failed
Planted these in a spot where other plants have done well and all three plants died the first year.
May 5, 2016
over 7 years ago
I fear my plant did not winter!
Although I mulched it and it was a mild winter , it is showing no signs of life !! I am so sad !!! Bonnie Christians. It was beautiful last year !
May 22, 2017
over 5 years ago