Lingonberry is an edible berry producing plant and spreading ground cover that is native to the Northern Hemisphere. The popular berry is known to be picked wild and used in a variety of European dishes. Berries are tart but can be cooked, sweetened and turned into Lingonberry jam or syrup. Also used as a folk medicine with benefits similar to cranberries. Lingonberries have been commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest. This is a true cold climate plant with some varieties hardy to Zone 2 but they are limited when it comes to long, hot summers and do not do well in Zones 9 or higher.
Plant availability by Season
Winter / Spring
Pink flowers with bright red berries in midsummer, blooms again in summer for a fall crop. The small tart berries are produced in clusters and can be eaten fresh or made into delicious jam. Koralle Lingonberry is a spreading evergreen groundcover that needs an acidic soil. Grows in sun to part shade.
This Scandinavian selection has brilliant green foliage, pink flowers and bright red berries in midsummer. Blooms again in summer for a fall crop.Small tart berries are produced in clusters and can be eaten fresh or made into delicious jam. Red Pearl Lingonberry is a more rapid spreader than others and it also gets a bit taller. It likes acid soils, sun to part shade and is root rot resistant. Zone 3-8.