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Pink Lemonade Blueberry

Pink Lemonade Blueberry

Pink Lemonade Blueberry

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Pink Lemonade Blueberry

The Pink Lemonade blueberry combines a beautiful and startling appearance with a familiar and delicious blueberry flavor. Named for its bright pink color, the Pink Lemonade doesn't sacrifice any of the sweetness and berry flavor that have made blueberries one of the best-loved treat of the summer months.

Blueberry bushes are often prized as ornamental additions to a garden because of their bright fall foliage. The Pink Lemonade takes ornamental to the next level, combining the red colors of autumn and the delicate pale pink flowers of spring with the eye-popping hot pink of the ripe berries themselves come late summer. These berries provide a stunning contrast to the green leaves, creating such a lovely bush that you'll think twice about harvesting your fruit.

However, once you do, the berries will reward your taste buds as well as your eyes. The Pink Lemonade variety is up to two times as sweet as the average blueberry and makes a delicious treat when eaten right off the bush. Their wonderful sweetness also makes these blueberries a perfect addition to dessert dishes such as pies and fruit tarts.

Like other varieties of blueberry, the Pink Lemonade offers great health benefits in addition to delicious flavor. Blueberries are a "superfood," packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber and vitamin C that can boost your immune system, promote heart health, improve your memory and even help fight cancer.

The Pink Lemonade blueberry grows well in zones 4-8 and has a strong tolerance for drought conditions. This plant is fully self-pollinating, and mature plants will reach a height and width of around four to five feet. Thanks to its fairly compact size, the Pink Lemonade can thrive when planted in beds with other ornamental plants. This blueberry is also fairly hardy and will grow well outdoors, even in regions with chilly winter temperatures.

Plant your Pink Lemonade blueberry bush and by mid to late summer you should see small green berries that ripen to a pale yellow and finally to the brilliant pink that inspired their name. Admire the unusual beauty of your blueberries before savoring their sweet, familiar flavor.

Your Growing Compatibility

USDA
Growing Zones

4-8

Minimum
Chill Hours

N/A

Compatible Growing Zone

You are in Growing Zone 6

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Characteristics

Growing Zone 4,5,6,7,8 Botanical Name Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'
Mature Width 4-5 ft. Mature Height 4-5 ft.
Spacing 5-6 ft. Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun
Drought Tolerance Great

Characteristics

Growing Zone 4,5,6,7,8 Botanical Name Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'
Mature Width 4-5 ft. Mature Height 4-5 ft.
Spacing 5-6 ft. Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun
Drought Tolerance Great

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.


Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.


Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.