Pink Icing™ Blueberry
A very unique and ornamental blueberry that was selected with the urban container gardener in mind. Pink Icing™ Blueberry, named for its uniquely pink tinted foliage, is a compact grower that loves life in a pot but still produces plentiful crops of large, delicious blueberries. In spring the foliage color is most pink, fading to blue-green in summer and then a turquoise blue in winter! Leaves are evergreen in mild climates.
Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil (pH 4.5-5.5)
Pollination Requirements: Highbush Blueberries are partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production.
Hardiness: Pink Icing™ is hardy to minus 20° F.
Care: Fertilize in early spring with a granular or liquid acid fertilizer. In late winter prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune non fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-4ft tall
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blueberries are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 5-10