• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped throughout Canada*

Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Red Candy'

Red Candy Lingonberry

Main interest:
large bright red berries, compact and vigorous growth habit, numerous flowers
Exposure:
partial to full shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
white
Fragrance:
Non-fragrant
Flowering period:
May to June
Foliage:
glossy green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 1 ft (0.3 m) width: 8 in (20 cm)
Use:
ground cover, edging, winter graden, planters and containers, fruit production

Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Red Candy' is a beauty in the garden year round. A compact evergreen with dark shiny leaves, it flowers early and heavily, and produces consistent yields of large, tasty fruit that stay on the shrub over winter. The Red Candy Lingonberry makes a stunning ground cover and container plant for the holiday season.

Birds are not attracted to eating the Lingonberry fruit – likely due to its intense tartness. It is enjoyed in many dishes that one would use cranberries in, and the much loved Lingonberry Jam. Definitely classed as a "superfoood", lingonberries have a very high level of antioxidants.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Also known as: Cowberry, Foxberry, Lingenberry, Lingberry, Moss Cranberry, Rock Cranberries, Mountain Cranberry, Alpine Cranberry, Lingon

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On LinkedinVisit Us On Instagram