Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Red Candy' is a dwarf, compact, lingonberry or partridgeberry with white flowers and tasty, tart red fruit.
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 and 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 2 so we think 'Red Candy' should be just fine in cold climates.
Common Name: Lingonberry
Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Zone Hardiness: 2-9
Light: Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Circumboreal
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia
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