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Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Red Candy'


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Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Red Candy' is a dwarf, compact, lingonberry or partridgeberry with white flowers and tasty, tart red fruit.


Description:
Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Red Candy' lets you have your pie and eat it too! This little evergreen shrub is very strong, very compact, and very small with a rounded growth habit to just 12 inches tall wide. But don't let its size fool you as it produces masses of tasty, tart berries that can be used for jams, pies and other treats. White flowers appear in late spring followed by the red berries that can stay on the shrub over winter. Awesome as a ground cover and in a container for ornamental purposes. Lingonberries are popular wild harvested fruits in Scandinavia and Newfoundland where they are called partridgeberries. The breeder of this cultivar suggests zone 5 hardiness but this species is hardy to zone 3 so we think 'Red Candy' should be just fine in cold climates.


Common Name: Lingonberry

Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat:

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Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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