Scientific Name: Empetrum nigrum Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:crowberry , crawberry Texture:Fine
Family Name:EricaceaeHabit:
Plant Type: Ground cover, Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.1 - 0.2m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: U.S. - northwest, B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - northern Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Alternate, Succulent, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Dark-red, Purple, Jun- May
Fruit: Drupe, Black, Purple, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Wetland - bogs, Attract butterflies, Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds
Key ID Features:Habit creeping, matted, to 15 cm tall; branches to 40 cm long; leaves needle-like, to 8 mm long, edges rolled under forming a deep groove; fruit, black, berry-like drupes, with 6-9 white pyrenes.