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Why Buy From Indiana Berry
Vaccinium Vitis-idaea L. - A great ground cover that grows 6-12 inches tall, the plants spread by underground rhizomes. The rhizomes are strong enough to fill in the row but, they are not invasive. The leaves are bright green year around; some varieties can bloom with white flowers in May and again in late July/August.
Selecting Planting Site
Lingonberries are closely related to blueberries and cranberries but keep in mind they do not like wet, clay or boggy conditions. a light, well-drained soil such as a sandy loam, a well-drained loam, or a silty loam, with 2% organic matter content, and a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 are best. Peat, leaf and pine bark mulch is good for mulching. Do not over fertilize. Full sunlight produces the heaviest crops while partial shade increases the number of shoots. It typically takes 2 years from the time of planting until fruiting. Fruit production benefits from planting 2 different varieties but is not necessary.
How to Plant
Dig a hole approximately 12" wide and 6" deep. Space plants approx. 18" apart. Remove the plant from the container by turning and tapping the bottom. Place the plant in the hole, fill with soil and water thoroughly. The top of the potted portion of the plant should be slightly lower than the top of the hole. Be sure that the potted plant is completely covered with your native soil or it may act as a wick and cause the roots to dry out. Some plants may benefit by replanting in a larger pot and then transplanting to the ground in the fall.
These berries require very little, if any, fertilizer but may respond to magnesium if the soil test is low.
How to Prune
No pruning is necessary.
We are dedicated to shipping your plants the fastest, most economical way possible. It is important that your plants not sit in a warehouse over a week-end. Orders shipping to western states are typically shipped on Mondays for Friday delivery. Indiana orders are typically shipped on Thursdays for Friday delivery. Remaining states are shipped on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Estimate Your Shipping Charges
We currently ship within the U.S. using UPS Ground, 3-Day Select, 2-Day or Next Day Air. For UPS ground service, the minimum shipping charge is $10.00.
Expedited Shipping: Unless you have a specific need to ship quickly, it is not necessary to choose expedited shipping. The majority of our plant orders ship UPS Ground or Priority Mail and arrive by the end of the week they are shipped in terrific shape, ready for planting.
Special Note for Alaska: All Alaska orders are shipped Priority Mail. Shipping cost depends on number of boxes and total weight, which we do not know until your order is packed. Therefore, your credit card will be charged two different times. Once at time of order for merchandise only and again at time of shipping for shipping costs only. If you want to be notified with the shipping cost prior to your card being charged please make a note in the comments section. Keep in mind this will delay your shipment if we are unable to reach you.