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Vaccinium macrocarpon

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Description

Native low-growing vine, groundcover or trailing shrub, usually grown in wet bog conditions. Plant these 2' apart, they are self-pollinating.  Red cranberries mature in September-October.  Grow in a mixed boarder in front of other acid loving plants like azaelas and rhododendrons that share the same acidic soil requirements. 

Seasons of Interest:

               Foliage: Winter, bronze        Bloom: Spring, May-June    Fruit: Fall, September-October

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Vaccinium support the following specialized bees:Andrena (Conandrena) bradleyiAndrena (Andrena) carolinaPanurginus atramontensisHabropoda laboriosaColletes productusColletes validus, and Osmia (Melanosmia) virga.

 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Cranberries are subject to chlorosis problems if soil pH is too high.

Cultivars:
  • 'Pilgrim'
Tags:
#bees#native#showy flowers#pollinators#edible#wildlife plant#nectar plant#native bees#boggy#showy fruits#wet sites#specialized bees
Cultivars:
  • 'Pilgrim'
Tags:
#bees#native#showy flowers#pollinators#edible#wildlife plant#nectar plant#native bees#boggy#showy fruits#wet sites#specialized bees
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Vaccinium
    Species:
    macrocarpon
    Family:
    Ericaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Vine
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil