When you see the berries on Vaccinium vitis-idaea Fireballs, you will understand why this name was chosen. Fireballs has lots of big red berries that stay on the shrub for a vast period of time. This makes the plant unique, just as its early flowering and fruiting time does. This variety also stands out for its robust habit.
Did you know that the red berries, also called lingonberries, are edible? You can use its berries for delicious dishes such as home-made jam and berry cheesecake! This fiery plant prefers to cool down in a spot in the shade or partial shade. Fireballs is hardy to -35° Celsius. Prune in spring. After flowering, berries will appear in late summer. It thrives in acid and well-drained soil. Fireballs is a great plant for mass planting, shrub borders, in mixed containers and as solitary on your balcony or terrace. It’s getting hot in your garden with Vaccinium vitis-idaea Fireballs!
- Type: Evergreen
- Height: 50cm
- Spread: 50cm
- Aspect: Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Planting position: Ideal in containers and/or borders
- Suitable for pots: Yes