- Self Pollinates
- 3 - 4 Feet Tall & Wide
- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Growing Zones 5 - 10
Pink Icing® Blueberry may be the most intriguing Blueberry to come along in awhile. The semi-evergreen leaves produce a range of colors from the rosy pink of new growth in the spring to a dark turquoise of the winter leaves. Pink Icing® deserves a special place in the ornamental kitchen garden or in a container on the deck.
The tight, compact growth of Pink Icing® makes for almost no annual maintenance. The natural mounding shape grows slowly, but consistently. Birds and pollinators cannot resist the creamy flowers late in spring or the tasty berries in July. Pink Icing® makes a great addition to more ornamental gardens as well. The changing foliage colors would contrast wonderfully with Hydrangeas or Broadleaf Evergreens like Azalea and Rhododendron.
Pink Icing® Blueberry Care
All blueberries appreciate acidic soil and full sun. Shade early or late in the day is acceptable. Regular watering will be needed until the Blueberries are established. If they are planted in containers, regular watering will always be needed. Average texture soil is fine, although Blueberries will grow well in even the most heavy clay, as long as it is well drained.
Fertilizing of Pink Icing® is done early in the spring before the shrubs bloom. A fertilizer made for acid loving plants and is also slow release is recommended. Pruning is very rarely needed. Early in the spring any dead, dying, diseased or diagonal branches can be cut out to keep plants tidy.
Pink Icing® Blueberry Spacing
The compact shape of Pink Icing® makes the plant a natural fit to create an informal hedge or as an edging plant. A height of 3-4 feet and width of 3-4 feet stays naturally mounded. Spacing the shrubs at 30 inches on center is recommended. A pot of at least 24 inches in diameter is needed for container growing.
Pink Icing® Blueberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10
|Plant Type: Edible Plants
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
|Habit: Dwarf, Upright, Mounded
|Flower Color(s): White
|Bloom Period: Late Spring
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Pink And Deep Blue
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
|Uses: Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Self Fertile: Yes
Major Branch: Northern Highbush
Harvest Period: Mid Season
Fruit Size: Small
Fruit Color: Dark Blue
Fruit Flavor: Mildly Sweet
|Common Name: Pink Icing® Blueberry
|Scientific Name: VACCINIUM `PINK ICING`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.