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oxycoccos

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12 in (30 cm)

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

Features: Deep green leaves, paler beneath; pale purple flowers; edible dark red fruit

Uses: Ground cover Tubs

Zones: 2-8

Description: Found in the cool temperate and near-arctic regions of North America and northern Eurasia, this very hardy, prostrate, evergreen shrub has deep green, 1?4?1?2?in (6?12?mm) long leaves with paler undersides and in summer it bears tiny pale purple flowers.

Growth Habit: Prostrate habit

Comments:

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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