Scientific Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Common Name: cranberry
Family Name: Ericaceae
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Elliptic, Entire
Flowers: White, Pink, May-Jun
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Red, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves elliptical with rounded ends, about 12mm long; flowers white or pink in late spring; berries sour-tasting, red or pink, 9-14mm wide, harvested in October, persistant.