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Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Minus’

Cowberry

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourDeep pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Minus’ (Cowberry). This is an evergreen, mat-forming sub-shrub bearing tiny, oval, leathery, mid green leaves. Small, upright racemes of profuse, tiny, bell-shaped, dark pink flowers appear in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

N. America

Interest and use

Ground cover, ornamental fruit. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • 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

You can propagate by division or from semi-ripe cuttings or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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