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Order: Ericales
   Family: Empetraceae
            Genus: Empetrum
                        Specie: nigrum

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12 in (30 cm)

Cultivation: Moist lime-free soil in a sunny position

Features: Short needle-like leaves; purple-red flowers; black-purple edible fruit

Uses: Rock gardens Foliage contrast Habit contrast

Zones: 3-8

Description: This spreading, heath-like, evergreen shrub, less than 12?in (30 cm) high, grows in exposed positions in cool-temperate regions of northern USA, northern Europe and Asia. It resembles a miniature fir tree with decumbent branches, having short needle-like

Growth Habit: Spreading habit with decumbent branches

Comments: Looks like a tiny fir tree

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial

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