Briggs Nursery 2009 Plant and Flower Introductions
A first look at what's blooming this year and a sneak peek at next year.
3’x 4’ in 10 years. What a beauty! USDA Zone 5
Briggs Nursery 2010 Coming Attractions
Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’, a hexaploid highbush, is the first pink blueberry to hit the market. With mid-late to late-season ripening, moderate yields, medium-sized, glossy fruit, bright pink fruit-color, and mild, pleasant flavor and good firmness, this is a real winner! The bush of ‘Pink Lemonade’ is vigorous, upright and full (1.5 m high X 1.6 m wide). Leaves are glossy green and lanceolate, with a serrated leaf margins. Leaf surface texture is smooth, very similar to that of V. ashei. Wintertime twigs are dusky reddish-brown in color. The ideal area of adaptation of ‘Pink Lemonade’ is unknown, but its background suggests that it might perform equally well, or better, in milder climates, including areas where rabbiteye cultivars can be grown. Because of the inherent self-fertility problems of rabbiteye germplasm, it is recommended that another rabbiteye cultivar be planted with ‘Pink Lemonade’ to ensure good cross-pollination. In some southerly locales, the cultivar Florida Rose, a pink-fruited cultivar recently released by the University of Florida, may be suitable for this purpose. USDA Zone 4.
This easy care mountain laurel is ideal for gardeners. With a mature height of 3’ x2’ in 10 years, the Firecracker is a compact plant that is great for foundational plantings or to complement broadleaf evergreens. The deep red flower buds open to near white blossoms that bloom simultaneously. This plant is deer resistant and resistant to leaf spot. It blooms from late spring to early summer and is best in full sun in a cool, moist, well-drained, acidic soil. ‘Firecracker’
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