Lingonberries are a native to arctic and subarctic regions but do exceptionally well in the United States. They produce delicious small red berries that ripen later in the year. These plants will grow to about 7-8 inches high and spread to 3 feet wide, providing a solid barrier for landscaping. It has oval shaped leaves that are bright green in color. They produce single white to light pink blooms in the spring and small round red berries in the fall.
Lingonberries can be planted in the spring or fall. You should plant 12-18 inches between plants as they will spread. They will do well with adding a 4-inch layer of mulch after planting to encourage root growth.
It is important to water throughout the first summer to assist the plant to establish. Use ½ to 1/3 inch of water per week. Do not allow soil to dry out between watering.
Lingonberries ripen in August but are best when harvested after the freeze. Home gardeners can use a hand held scoop to lift the berries from the bush. For large crops a mechanical harvester can be used.