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Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Vaccinium
                        Specie: macrocarpon

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Cool, moist, humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves, paler beneath; mauve flowers; red fruit

Uses: Shrub borders Fruit production

Zones: 2?9

Description: The source of the cranberries used in jellies and preserves, this very hardy native of eastern North America and northern Asia is a low-growing evergreen shrub that takes root as it spreads. With age it can mound up to 3?ft (1 m) high. Its leaves are less

Growth Habit: Multi-branched habit

Comments: Several heavy-fruiting commercial cultivars available

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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