CRCCD – Cranberry


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Vaccinium macrocarpon


Soil:  Acidic, Peaty, Well-drained
Moisture:  Moist to Wet
Light:  Full Sun
Plant Height:  6 to 12 inches
Plant Width:  18 to 24 inches
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great as a ground cover in damp areas.  Good along peaty lake shores.  Can be grown in pots where it cascades over edges.

Grow delicious cranberries!  Easy-to-grow, evergreen shrub with low-trailing branches, tiny glossy leaves, and pinkish flowers.   Originally called “craneberry” because the flowers loosely resemble the head of a crane, with backward curving petals and anthers that protrude like a beak.  Flowers bloom late spring to early summer followed by large, plump and edible red berries that mature in mid- to late-fall.  Attracts songbirds, butterflies and large numbers of native bees.  Fast-growing and very cold hardy.  Before planting, prepare ground by digging in lots of composted organic matter.  Plants begin bearing fruit one to two years after planting.  Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches.  Great planted in groups.  Fruits are tart and excellent for use in sauces and baked goods.

1 gallon pot

Photo credits:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photo by Alan Cressler)
Native Plant Trust (photo by Glen Mittelhauser)
Oregon State University