- Common Name(s):
- Large cranberry
- Edible Plants, Groundcover, Native Plants, Vines, Wildflowers
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) bradleyi, Andrena (Andrena) carolina, Panurginus atramontensis, Habropoda laboriosa, Colletes productus, Colletes validus, and Osmia (Melanosmia) virga.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Cranberries are subject to chlorosis problems if soil pH is too high.
- 1-2 ft.
- Pointed leaves, white below, with rolled edges
- Showy small fuchsia pink flower stalks develop from stem tips followed by showy edible fruit.
- Bogs, marshes, damp, acidic (pH 4.0-5.2) organically rich soils in full sun
- Full sun
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2778