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Vaccinium microcarpum

Small cranberry

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPinkish-white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Vaccinium microcarpum (Small cranberry). This is a prostrate mat forming evergreen shrub with elliptic-oblong dark green entire leaves turning bronze in winter. It will produce bell-shaped pinkish white racemed flowers in the summer followed by purple black berries.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Cranberry

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour (on deciduous species) flowers and fruits, often edible.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are cold tolerant and love the shade, Grow them in acidic, well-drained soil with plenty of humus, You can propagate by division or from cuttings in autumn.

Propagation

Propagate by division or from cuttings in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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