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PlantFiles: Cranberry
Vaccinium macrocarpon

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccinium (vak-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Species: macrocarpon (mak-roh-KAR-pon) (Info)

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral tcfromky On Oct 26, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

These plants can be grown as a groundcover, even though they can reach a height of 11-12". They prefer rich organic soils.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winnetka, Illinois
Chatsworth, New Jersey
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Essex Junction, Vermont



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