Pink Lemonade Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’)
Pink Lemonade Blueberry Bush
Pink Blueberries? Yes! The Pink Lemonade Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’) is a delightful ornamental edible Blueberry with bright pink fruit! Featuring all the qualities and hardiness of a typical Rabbiteye Blueberry bush, but with a long-lasting harvest of summer and fall specialty fruit!
Petite, bell-shaped flowers will be your first surprise when the delicate, pink-hued blooms appear in spring. Their light fragrance will call to pollinators, enhancing your experience with the butterflies and bees that come in for a visit. Blueberry bushes are special in that they not only produce delicious fruit but are also beneficial as an ornamental shrub and a deciduous, fruit-bearing bush!
Pink Lemonade will fill out nicely for summer into a vase-like shape. Its silver-blue and serrated, lanceolate leaves blanket the arching limbs, creating a lovely silhouette for your landscape. As summer progresses, tiny green berries will appear, slowly transitioning to white, then light pink, and finally the dark pink that indicates they’re ready for a taste!
Your Pink Lemonade Blueberry will amaze you with its versatility. Several of these would look outstanding at the back of your perennial bed, along a foundation or even plant just one in your garden for a summer treat. Save space and pot one up in a large planter!
When autumn is upon you, you’ll revel in the orange-red coloring of the leaves that is the final ornamental step before the leaves drop to reveal the yellow-red twig color underneath. So go ahead and use these as 4 season foundation plantings, hedgerows for privacy and wildlife shelter, (those nosy neighbors won’t mind) or as a dual-purpose specimen planting screening off your front yard from the street.
Pink Lemonade Blueberry bushes are compact growers with lower cold requirements than most blueberries, and it’s relatively easy-care and pest-free! Preferring full sun and acidic soil and although self-fertile, will perform best with other blueberries planted nearby.
The cancer-fighting antioxidant properties of the fruit is reason alone to have one, but the ornamental qualities and special features of this unique shrub make it a must-have!
|Common name||Pink Lemonade Blueberry Bush|
|Botanical name||Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'|
|Harvest time||3 - 5 Years|
|Height||4 - 5 ft.|
|Width||4 - 5 ft.|
|Pruning time||When Dormant|