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Lingonberry 'Ida'Vaccinium vitis-idaeaCowberry, Mountain Cranberry

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Dwarf, self fertile, evergreen plants

Exceptional hardiness, pest and disease resistance, and drought tolerance

Perfect for containers

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Height Up to 20cm (7.9in)
Spread Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Hardy Shrub

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Description
Dwarf, self fertile, evergreen plants bear small pink flowers that form juicy red berries from September with a pleasant sharp flavour. Similar to cranberries, these tasty fruits can be used in jams, sauces and pies. Exceptional hardiness, pest and disease resistance, and drought tolerance make Lingonberry 'Ida' the ideal patio plant for the forgetful gardener! Perfect for containers or let them form a dense matt for weed suppressing ground cover in borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4-8 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 28-32 months.


1 x 9cm pot grown lingonberry bush (14298)

How to Grow
Lingonberry plants require a well drained, acid soil in a sunny or semi shaded position. When growing lingonberry plants in areas where acid soil does not naturally occur, try planting them in patio containers using a mix of ericaceous compost and John Innes No. 3.
More Info
If possible, lingonberry bushes should be watered with rainwater because the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. However, they are surprisingly drought tolerant and dislike being overwatered. As fruits begin to develop, cover the plants with netting to protect the berries from birds. Lingonberries require little pruning except for the occasional removal of damaged or misplaced shoots. Culinary note: Lingonberries are high in vitamins and nutrients. They can be used to make excellent jams, sauces and pies.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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