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Vaccinium macrocarponVaccinium macrocarpon

cranberry

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-1'
Spread: 3-3'
Flowers: Jun.-Jul.; white to pink
Fruit: Sept.-Nov.; red; berry
Fall color: dark green to purple to red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 4-6
Soil type: Loamy Sandy Organic

Habitat

sphagnum bogs, cool wet swampy ground

Native to

Region: Coastal Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Butterfly Waterfowl *

Notes

low mat form, can spread indefinitely; edible cranberries

Groundcover Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2034.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004