Grown throughout Europe as an ornamental evergreen shrub or ground cover, the lingonberry is also highly prized in Scandinavian countries for its bright red, tart and lemony, long-lasting berries used for preserves, wine, sauces and pastries. Related to cranberries, the berries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Grows 8 to 12 inches tall and spreads by rhizomes to form an 18 to 24 inch mat of shiny dark green foliage. White flowers are followed by berries ripening in late summer with often a second crop in the fall. Grow like blueberries in an acid peat soil and good moisture in full sun or filtered shade. Use little or no feritilizer.
Zone: 2-7 Light: to Height: 8" to 12" Width: 24" Spacing: 24" State Restrictions: AK;AZ;CA;HI;ID
Planting Season: Spring & Fall Years to Fruit: 0yrs. Fruiting Time: July & August; September & October Size Shipped: 3" pots Foliage Color: Dark Green Needs Pollinator: No