Pink Icing™ Northern Highbush Blueberry

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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘ZF06-079’ Pink Icing™ PP#23,336
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 10b
Pink Icing™ Northern highbush blueberry has a changing parade of colors throughout the seasons! Spring brings a flush of new pink foliage that highlights the deep blue and green leaves. Rich, bright pink flower buds emerge in clusters, then bloom and age to creamy, light blush-pink. Spring flowers fade and luscious blueberries develop, which then ripen in midsummer. This semi-evergreen beauty has turquoise blue-tinted leaves in the winter.
Northern highbush blueberries are self-fertile; however, you can expect larger and earlier ripening berries if several other northern highbush cultivars are interplanted for cross-pollination.
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Edibles - Fruits - Shrubs
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 4 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding - Spreading
Features:   Great Nutritional Benefits, Self-Pollinating, Easy To Grow, Fall Foliage Color, North American Native
Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant, Cold Hardy
Attracts:   Bees, Pollinators, Birds, Wildlife
Garden Ideas:   
Edible, Kitchen, Children’s Garden
Flower features:    
Rich, bright pink, flower buds emerge, bloom, then age to creamy, light, blush-pink that bloom in spring
Fruit & seed features:    Robust flavored berries that will ripen in summer
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Bluish, gray-green foliage during the growing season and bright red leaves in the late fall.
Landscape Uses:    Edible, Grouping, Foundation
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
Pink Icing™ Northern Highbush Blueberry is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 4 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   5-7 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Semi-Moist   Average
Soil Types:   Acidic   Well-Drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Apply acidic fertilizer according to package directions once in early spring before flowering and again in summer after fruiting. Do not apply lime.
General Pruning suggestions:    Blueberries should have their flowers removed the first year of planting. While it is hard to give up a season of harvest, it will help the plant establish and bear more fruit in years to come! Older plants (5-7 years old) need periodic renewal pruning in late winter or early spring, after buds have formed. Each year, select 2-3 of the thickest, woodiest canes and cut them to the ground. Also remove any weak, crossing, or poor-budding canes at this time. Other canes that have grown too tall to reach can be trimmed down.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 10b

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