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‘Pink Icing’ Blueberry

$15.00

An attractive and compact plant that bears loose clusters of sweet blueberries. Grows well in containers! New growth is pink with varying shades of green.

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Pink Icing® has breathtaking spring and fall foliage. Spring brings lovely new growth foliage colour that has varying shades of pink mixed with bright and deeper greens. An attractive and compact plant that bears loose clusters of sweet blueberries. Grows well in containers! Ripens in mid-July. In the winter, Pink Icing® foliage takes on a stunning iridescent turquoise blue foliage hue which is impressive when planted in mass. Plant in decorative patio pots or plant in the landscape or garden for year-round colour and beauty.

8″ potted.

Plant Details

Latin: Vaccinium  ZF06-079

Hardiness Zone: 5 – 8

Height: 2′ – 4′

Spread: 2′ – 4′

Bloom Time: Spring

Ripens: July

Flower Colour: White, bell-shaped

Fruit Colour: Light blue

Foliage Colour: Pink with light green turning dark green

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Requirements: Slightly Acidic (pH 4.8-6)

Attributes:

  • Edible Fruit
  • Self-pollinating
  • Fall foliage colour (Red-Burgundy-Blue)

Special Considerations: Requires acidic soils for growth an fruit. Fruit set is improved by cross-pollination however it is not required.

Bushel and Berry® Blueberry Growing Guide

Growing Bushel and Berry® in containers:

Bushel and Berry® bushes are dwarf plants that produce full-size fruit. They will produce some fruit in the first couple of years, but really hit their stride in the third year and beyond. Upon arrival, replant in a 12-16″ container using a peat-based potting soil mix with pine bark. Place the container outdoors in full sun for the growing season. As your plant matures, you will likely need to put it in a 20-24″ diameter container. Your plant will start producing more fruit in the second year.

Fertilizing. Bushel and Berry® Blueberries thrive in acid soil (pH of 4.5-5.5). Fertilize your plants with a slow-release fertilizer designed for acid-loving plants in spring and again in midsummer.

Pruning. In spring, prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune out fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season.

Wintering over. In colder climates (Zone 5), you can overwinter plants in their containers by storing them in a sheltered, unheated area such as a garage or shed once the leaves drop in fall. Be certain the soil is moist when the plant is brought undercover, and water very sparingly during the winter. Once every 6 weeks is generally sufficient. The intent is for the plant to go as dormant as possible. In spring, bring them outside when temperatures remain above 25° and place in full sun.

In warmer climates where freeze-thaw cycles occur, store plants on a protected porch. Where freezing is not a concern, plants can remain outdoors in containers and enjoyed year round.

Growing Bushel and Berry® Blueberries in the ground:

Choose a planting location in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun each day) with soil that is moisture-retentive yet well drained. Because Blueberries grow best in soil that has an acid pH and is rich in humus, you should replace about half of the soil dug from the planting hole with at least as much peat moss. Mix the peat moss thoroughly into the remaining soil, and then dig a hole that will generously accommodate the plant’s root ball.

Gently remove the plant from its pot and place into the hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. Then push the soil back into the hole around the plant and press firmly with your hands to eliminate air pockets and establish good soil contact. A gentle but thorough watering will further settle the soil around the plant.

Blueberries require about 1″ of rain or irrigation per week. Surrounding your plants with a 4–5′ circle of mulch helps keep the soil moist and prevents the growth of weeds. Apply a 2–4″ layer of wood chips, shredded bark, or other organic material. The year after planting (and every year thereafter) apply a fertilizer designed for acid-loving plants at flowering time in spring and again about 4 weeks later.

Spring Plant Reservations

PAYMENT:

All Spring Plant Reservations have a 50% minimum deposit required to place orders. An order can also be paid in full.

Orders will be placed based on payment of a deposit or full payment. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after April 5th, 2019

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow instructions on your invoice.

ORDERING:

We strongly recommend ordering before April 5th, 2019 to secure your order. Please note that orders after this date are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities.

Any bulk orders of 50+ plants will be subject to bulk order pricing. Please contact us for bulk orders.

PICKUP:

SPR orders must be picked up May 17-19 from the farm in Krestova. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to deliver to Nelson or Castlegar Garden Festivals due to recent SPR order quantities.

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