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Pink Lemonade Blueberry Bushes for Sale Online
The Pink Lemonade blueberry combines a beautiful and startling appearance with a familiar and delicious blueberry flavor!
About Your Pink Lemonade Blueberry Bushes
The Pink Lemonade blueberry combines a beautiful and startling appearance with a familiar and delicious blueberry flavor. Named for its bright pink color, the Pink Lemonade doesn't sacrifice any of the sweetness and berry flavor that have made blueberries one of the best-loved treat of the summer months. Blueberry bushes are often prized as ornamental additions to a garden because of their bright fall foliage. The Pink Lemonade takes ornamental to the next level, combining the red colors of autumn and the delicate pale pink flowers of spring with the eye-popping hot pink of the ripe berries themselves come late summer. These berries provide a stunning contrast to the green leaves, creating such a lovely bush that you'll think twice about harvesting your fruit. However, once you do, the berries will reward your taste buds as well as your eyes. The Pink Lemonade variety is up to two times as sweet as the average blueberry and makes a delicious treat when eaten right off the bush. Their wonderful sweetness also makes these blueberries a perfect addition to dessert dishes such as pies and fruit tarts. Like other varieties of blueberry, the Pink Lemonade offers great health benefits in addition to delicious flavor. Blueberries are a "superfood," packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber and vitamin C that can boost your immune system, promote heart health, improve your memory and even help fight cancer. The Pink Lemonade blueberry grows well in zones 4-8 and has a strong tolerance for drought conditions. This plant is fully self-pollinating, however it will produce far more berries if it has a friend nearby. Mature plants will reach a height and width of around four to five feet. Thanks to its fairly compact size, the Pink Lemonade can thrive when planted in beds with other ornamental plants. This blueberry is also fairly hardy and will grow well outdoors, even in regions with chilly winter temperatures. Plant your Pink Lemonade blueberry bush and by mid to late summer you should see small green berries that ripen to a pale yellow and finally to the brilliant pink that inspired their name. If planted later in the season expect berry production the following summer. Admire the unusual beauty of your blueberries before savoring their sweet, familiar flavor.
|Mature Height:||3-4 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 feet|
|Sunlight:||part sun to full sun|
|Water Requirements:||water well during fruit set and production|
|Fruit Ripening Time:||Mid July to Early August|
|Selling Points:||Edible, ornamental, great fall color|
Although often planted solely for the fruit crop, this versatile shrub also has excellent ornamental value (white spring flowers, dark green summer foliage, red fall color and reddish winter stems). Very effective when planted in shrub borders or as part of less formal shrub plantings. Particularly effective in conjunction with rhododendrons and azaleas which share similar acidic soil requirements. Also makes an excellent hedge with the added benefits of summer fruit which can be harvested or left for the birds.