Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth. For this reason, the fruit bush should be planted in full sun. The blueberry thrives in acidic, moist soil. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells.
The plant is grown organically. In other words, no chemical pesticides have been used to grow the plant. For a healthy garden!
If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
|Latin name:||Vaccinium corybosum 'Pink Lemonade'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||July - September|
|Flowering:||May - June|
|Growing Height:||100 - 300 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 150 cm|
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.
Blueberries in a large planter
Did 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.
Feed 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 winter
Blueberry 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.
Vaccinium 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.