Another Dutch cultivar, Red Pearl Lingonberry is a fast growing, wide, bushy, upright plant that gets to be about 13″ tall. Dark red, round fruit larger (1/3″ diameter) and more mildly flavored than Koralle. Most tolerant of less than ideal soil conditions. Enjoy abundant crops of tasty, bright-red berries on this attractive small plant. Red Pearl has white flowers and red berries that are accented by the attractive, bright green, evergreen foliage.
Gardeners everywhere can grow this super-hardy, dwarf evergreen shrub and enjoy these bright-red, vitamin-rich, and flavorful berries! Very popular in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Tart tasty lingonberries can be eaten fresh and really excel in preserves, jams, jellies, syrup and wine. They are also used medicinally to lower cholesterol.
Latin Name: Vaccinium vitis-idea
Site and Soil: Red Pearl Lingonberry likes 1/2 day to full with filtered shade in hot region and moist acidic, well-drained soil
Pollination Requirements: Red Pearl Lingonberry is self-fertile
Hardiness: Lingonberries are hardy to minus 50° F.
Bearing Age: Our plants are of bearing age at time of sale
Size at Maturity: 12″-14″ tall in and forms a great ground-cover
Bloom Time: summer and throughout fall
Ripening Time: Fall
Pests & Diseases: Lingonberry is not bothered by pest or disease.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-6, 15-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-43