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Scientific Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Pronunciation: vack-SIN-ee-um mack-roe-KAR-pun
Common Name: cranberry
Family Name: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover
Key ID Features: white or pink flowers followed by sour-tasting red or pink berries 9–14 mm (0.35–0.55 in) across
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Irregular
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Edible, Persistent

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Red

Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Blight or needle cast, Fungal leaf spot, Abiotic disorder, Beetles or weevils
(NRY) NuRserY : not used
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