Scientific Name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Common Name: lingonberry, small cranberry
Family Name: Ericaceae
Origin: Canada - northern, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Native planting, Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Pink, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Red, Jun-Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Low, mat-forming shrub; stems 5-25cm long; leaves: alternate, evergreen, leathery, narrowly elliptic to egg-shaped, 6-15mm long x 2-9mm wide, rounded to shallowly notched at tips, shiny green above, pale with brownish or black stalked glands beneath, margins entire to slightly toothed, somewhat rolled under; nearly unstalked; flowers white to pink, bell-shaped, 4-6mm long, 4-lobed to the middle; calyces deeply lobed; berries, globe-shaped, 6-10mm wide, bright red. <a href ='' target='_blank'>E-Flora BC</a>