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Vaccinium spp.

Also known as

Bilberry, Blueberry, Whortleberry

Shiny blueberry (Vaccinium myrsinites) (7154743184) by Bob Peterson (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Vaccinium corymbosum.R.H (22)
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Cranberry Overview

Contains around 223 deciduous or evergreen subshrubs, shrubs and trees. It includes species of commercial importance such as cranberry, blueberry, bilberry, lingonberry and huckleberry. Cultivated for their attractive, leathery foliage, this shows nice autumn colour, their edible fruits, which vary across species and their flowers. Flowers are usually bell-shaped and coloured white, pink, green or red. Produced singly or in clusters on unbranched stems called racemes. These are best grown in woodland gardens, growing optimally in full or partial sun and moist, well-draining, peaty or sandy, acidic soil.

Common problems with Cranberry

How to propagate Cranberry


You can propagate by division or from semi-ripe cuttings.



Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Cranberry

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour (on deciduous species) flowers and fruits, often edible.