Vaccinium, Cowberry, Foxberry, Lingonberry, Mountain Cranberry 'Erntedank'

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccinium (vak-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Species: vitis-idaea (VY-tiss id-uh-EE-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Erntedank

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Textured

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Stamford, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 7, 2012, cranberryfiend from Stamford, CT wrote:

Erntedank is a beautiful lingonberry with a nice rounded shape and narrow shiny slightly curved (evergreen) leaves. Of the 4-5 varieties I've tried, this was the only one that thrived. It is fairly slow growing, and blooms twice a year--even in January in 2012, the year of no-winter. I have yet to get any berries, despite the huge potential, but I suspect thieving birds as the bushes have never been netted like the blueberries. They have had no health problems, other than some leaf fade when in need of a semi-annual dousing of pine needles and fish emulsion.

My three plants were grown in fullish (10a-4p) sun, on a south-facing slope with only rare waterings, but have been potted up (jammed in) in 15" pots, and moved to a new house. The poor things have spent a year sit... read more

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