Pink Icing Blueberry
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||3-4 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, CA, OR, WA|
Enjoy sweet fresh blueberries right from your backyard with the Pink Icing blueberry. In spring, this unique blueberry plant has pretty pink foliage that sits atop leaves of blue and green.
Cool weather brings blue, purple, and even turquoise colors that are hard to beat. With its small and rounded stature and fantastic color, this dwarf blueberry provides double duty as a great landscape shrub. The Pink Icing is perfect in planters and handsome in hedges. Pest and disease resistant as well as cold and heat hardy the Pink Icing Blueberry is one tough cookie!
- The Pink Icing Blueberry is a stunning landscape shrub that has delicious fruit! What more could you want?! Enjoy large, sweet berries with this yummy and beautiful blueberry plant.
- This is a hardy blueberry that is low maintenance and self-pollinating.
- The Pink Icing offers excellent foliage color and is even semi-evergreen.
- At a petite mature size of 3 to 4 feet tall and wide the Pink Icing is great for small spaces and containers.
Pro Tip: The Pink Icing is the only blueberry bush we know of that is considered semi-evergreen! It holds onto its leaves much longer than other varieties and in warmer growing zones it even keeps its leaves throughout the year. This is another reason this shrub is perfect as a functional ornamental in the landscape!
Blueberry Comparison Chart - Self Fertile
Blueberry Comparison Chart - NOT Self-Fertile
The Pink Icing Blueberry is self pollinating.
When planting your Pink Icing Blueberry be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your blueberry shrub almost any time of the year.
This blueberry thrives in full to part sun and well-drained, moist, acidic soil.
To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting.
Water deeply when planting and 2-3 times weekly for 3 months while your Blueberry plant is establishing. During the growing and fruiting seasons, a blueberry will do best if the soil is kept moist. Adding a layer of 2 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Blueberry bushes. Mulching helps to maintain soil moisture and gives added protection during extreme temperatures.
If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants.
Fertilize in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer. Blueberries grown in containers will need fertilized about 2 to 3 times as often as blueberries grown in the ground.
Prune your Blueberries in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The biggest pests of blueberries is birds. You can put up bird netting to protect your crop. If positioned properly, this is an extremely effective deterrent. The Pink Icing is very pest and disease resistant.
This colorful dwarf blueberry is perfect for container gardening or utilizing in the landscape. Use as a border along a pathway or as a small hedge. Blueberries look great in plant beds and ornamental gardens. The Pink Icing is even perfect for mass plantings to add extra color and texture to your landscape. Choose other acid loving plants like azaleas, camellias, and evergreens to complement your Pink Icing Blueberries.