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    Lingonberry  for Sale

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Vaccinium vitis-idaea


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  • Ships week of Apr 7
  • 3.25 inch pot

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Lingonberry Planting Mix

Helps your Lingonberry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

1-2 ft.

Mature Width:

1-2 ft.



Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

July - September

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Cold Hardy Ground Cover With Delicious Berries

Lingonberries are favored all over the world for their aesthetic appeal as a beautiful ground cover plant perfect for framing gardens. Also, the berries are delectable and sweet, yet tart.

Often described as the American Cranberry’s sweeter and juicier cousin, Lingonberries have a rich berry flavor similar to raspberries and cranberries with an irresistible sour zing. In other countries Lingonberries greatly outweigh the use of cranberries during traditional holiday meals. 

They’re extremely popular to use in jams, muffins and scones, because people can’t get enough of their unique berry flavor. By snacking on them fresh or adding them to cereal or yogurt you’ll be adding an irresistible sweet and sour berry flavor to your favorite recipes, as well as tons of nutrients. 

Each Lingonberry is packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B vitamins, Calcium, Potassium and more to give your immune system a boost, and to fill you with energy. A handful of berries are all it takes to fill your favorite recipes with flavor and nutrition.

You will never run out of Lingonberries because they have two harvests, one in the midsummer and a second in the early fall. Simply step outside and pick the vibrant red berries from your attractive ground cover plant 

Ice, snow, poor soil, droughts and more can’t stop the tough and low maintenance Lingonberry from pumping out fruit and beauty. It will grow almost anywhere in the country and can survive freezing temperatures down to -40 degrees. 

By only growing about 1 to 2 feet tall, and 1 to 2 feet wide Lingonberries are perfect for framing porches and flowerbeds. They accent your yard without taking over. Their dark glossy leaves serve as a lush backdrop for brightly colored flowers to pop against.

Lingonberries even have vibrant whitish-pink bell shaped blossoms that pop against their dark foliage. Once you see the beautiful flowers you will be filled with awe from their beauty, and excitement because soon bright red berries will be on their way. 

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Lingonberry Pollination

Lingonberry are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Lingonberry will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
6 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Little Maintenance Required
Received in good condition. Hearty. Growing great. Very little time needed to maintain them - basically watering.
August 22, 2018
5 months ago
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Hopefully next year will be better
I ordered 6 plants and 2 have died. I've already had 1 replaced (5 stars for the customer service!) but am concerned with how they rest will weather our Michigan cold. The plants don't seem very hardy.
July 31, 2018
6 months ago
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these are struggling a bit....year 2....they all came back but one. i will do a soil test to see if i can help them out
June 16, 2018
over 2 years ago
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The plant was tiny when I received it. No lingonberrys this year. Hope the plant produces a lot of berries next year
August 21, 2017
Gladstone, OR
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
too small to say anything yet
June 12, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Tough little plant
I received these plants in great condition from FGT, but shortly after planting we had a brash of severe weather. I thought for sure that between the flooding and hail they wouldn't survive, and probably wouldn't if they had come from another nursery, but they are coming back nicely. It's a testament to the quality of the product I received.
May 22, 2017
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Lingonberry

Lingonberry  Planting Diretions

Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) are related to the blueberry and cranberry family. They're typically grown in cooler, northern climates and can thrive in coastal areas with mild summers. These fantastic, edible, evergreen ground-covers produce delicious cranberry-like fruit great for sauces, jellies and cooking. Beloved by Scandinavians, lingonberries are attractive, easy to grow plants with bright red berries equal to the size of a small blueberry. Lingonberry bushes are self pollinating but you will have a far better fruit yield by having them planted in pairs.


Choosing a location: Although lingonberries do well in partial shade, try to plant them in a full sun location with a well draining soil. Lingonberries can withstand arctic temperatures but in very severe climates, they can be covered with peat or sawdust in the winter. They do not care for an alkaline soil so try to do a soil test and be sure that it's a pH of 5.8 or lower. USDA Zones 3-8 are the optimal lingonberry growing locations, but these plants can be potted as well.


Planting Directions (in ground): One of the best times to plant a new lingonberry is right after the spring cold has passed and the soil has sufficiently dried. 

1) Make your hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep in a nice, sunny location.
2) Amend compost into the soil for a boost in nutrients and to improve the drainage of the spot.
3) Leave a couple inches of the compost on the soil's surface. Using a gardening fork (or tiller), mix it into the soil.
4) Water the planting site thoroughly to settle the soil and then apply 2-3 inches of mulch to conserve moisture.


Planting directions (potted):
1) Select a potting soil that has a high content of peat moss. Lingonberries love a pH of about 5.0 for their soil. The high content of peat moss will be perfect for them.
2) Use a 3 inch layer of sawdust as mulch to help conserve moisture. These prefer a constantly moist soil so be sure to water frequently.
3) Put next to a South facing window for a full sun exposure, they do best in full sun.
4) Container grown lingonberries should produce twice yearly. Spring will provide a small fruit yield and there should be a larger yield in the summer season.


Watering: Avoid letting the soil dry completely between waterings. A consistent watering schedule will produce the best results for the bush regardless of the season. For the first year you will want to water with just under an inch of water per week (1 inch of rainfall is equal to about one gallon of water). After the berry bush gets settled/established, it will only require about a half inch (1/2 gallon) of water per week. Consistency is KEY to the best results with your lingonberry bush.
*Tip* Adding mulch around the base of the bush helps conserve moisture as well as combat the lingonberries biggest enemy, competing weeds.


Pruning: Lingonberry bushes are very easy to maintain in terms for pruning. For the first few years the bush will require little to no attention other than the removal of dried out, dead limbs. Cut back about 6-8 vigorous canes around mid June to late July after the bush begins bearing regularly.


Fertilizing: Once the plants are in the ground, they will not require much fertilizing. Too much nitrogen boosts growth in the late fall, followed by plant dieback, leaving you a reduced crop. If the plants are growing several inches of new growth each year, avoid fertilizing them. If they lack growth, feed them with a low nitrogen organic fertilizer such as a 5-10-10 formula or compost. Potted berry bushes will require little to no fertilizing.


Harvesting: Color is what will best determine the time for harvesting the lingonberries. Unripened fruit will have a very bitter taste to them. The ripened berries will have an acidic, yet tart taste, quite similar to a cranberry. The fruit will last roughly three weeks if kept refrigerated. It can also be dried, frozen or canned.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Plant # 2 of this variety. 1st plant isdoing great and will do better with an addition.
Timothy J on Jul 2, 2018
I chose this plant for my daughter's garden. Her great-grandmother (who passed not long ago) would always have Lingonberry Jam at the holidays. Since she cans, I'm hoping she can share this tradition with her children.
Christina M on Mar 5, 2018
Plant # 2 of this variety. 1st plant isdoing great and will do better with an addition.
Timothy J on Jul 2, 2018
I love these berries in Jam, and starting a garden in my yard -- these are a welcome addition.
Timothy J on Jun 17, 2018
I chose this plant for my daughter's garden. Her great-grandmother (who passed not long ago) would always have Lingonberry Jam at the holidays. Since she cans, I'm hoping she can share this tradition with her children.
Christina M on Mar 5, 2018
can be planted in pots. will use as an edible ornamental plant.
Englebert R on Nov 19, 2017
It has many health benefits.
Perry D on Jul 27, 2017
I enjoy shopping, and planting varieties of edibles, noted for their health giving properties. 'Fast-Growing-Trees' offers wonderfully detailed information regarding each plant. The descriptions assure me, that I can place them into my environment and be reasonably assured of success in their growth, and productivity. It's also nice to see that they care to offer insurance (at an affordable price) to cover a years time.
P P on Jul 15, 2017
These grow in the mountains of Scandinavia, so they should grow well in the mountain of North Carolina where it can get brutally cold. I am excited to try these. Our soil is acidic and well drained (means rocky), ideal for the Lingonberry.
Gary on Jul 14, 2017
I'm an old guy who needs the best food possible to hopefully live longer and better. So I've started planting many different berries. The lingonberry has many positive health benefits.
Thomas B on Jun 19, 2017
Fell in love with the taste of lingon berries on a recent vacation. I want to have them in my garden & enjoy them more!
Janice V on May 27, 2017
high nutritional value
Xiaonan L on May 15, 2017
I am redoing my landscaping, and this bush is great for the small area I am looking to fill.
Samantha M on May 11, 2017
I like
rodney l on Apr 26, 2017
Good cold hardy plant with a good history.
karl S on Apr 14, 2017
grows in my area, cold hardy, low growing for border area, fruit for me or the birds, colorful.
Emily S on Apr 9, 2017
Love a wide variety of berries in my yard. Want to explore this as a groundcover.
Michelle B on Apr 7, 2017
Planting a berry garden in my yard. I need high and low bushes that produce fruits and look nice.
Thomas B on Apr 2, 2017
Add low lying color to the garden... and for Swedish pancakes and crepes!
Jay S on Feb 24, 2017
Cold hardy
Colin F on Feb 19, 2017
Husband loves these
Christina C on Feb 13, 2017
Windy S on Nov 28, 2016
Finishing a backyard and prefer having plants looking nice and make use of the fruit.
Gabi O on Sep 24, 2016
I am Swedish and nobody in the neighborhood knows what lingonberries are. You can buy lingonberry jam and juice at Ikea,
but who wants to do that? My mom always made jam from lingonberries, so I will continue the tradition.
Maija P. on Sep 17, 2016
1st timer this one so, i m not sure! it's a berry good for my health too..
Lilia H on Sep 14, 2016
I want fresh fruit
gerald c on Aug 13, 2016
Sounded like it would thrive in our growing conditions, and would be attractive to birds and wildlife.
Patricia G on Aug 9, 2016
Sounds as though would be good in baking, like in scones, & looking for something healthy that doesn't increase need for sugar in recipe.
Ruth C on Jul 31, 2016
For the cherries
Jayda W on Jun 23, 2016
I love these berries in Jam, and starting a garden in my yard -- these are a welcome addition.
Timothy J on Jun 17, 2018
can be planted in pots. will use as an edible ornamental plant.
Englebert R on Nov 19, 2017
Is it deer resistant?
Barbara H on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse pesky deer will eat anything.
Will this keep its leaves through the winter?
digi_dahl on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are evergreens, so they will not loose their leaves in the winter.
I am worried that our zone 8 in Texas is going to be too warm a winter for it. Has anyone tried it in central Texas?
Sheryl L on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We live in Pennsylvania with a cold winter. The Lingonberry is a slow grower here but it is just getting established. I don't know how a hot year would be. It did survive a drought last summer with me watering daily. Good luck it is a nice plant.
Do you need 2 plants ?
C R on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lingon Berry plants are self pollinating therefore you only need one plant. However a pollination partner will increase the size of your crops.

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