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Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry, Mountain Cranberry)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 505637



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Vaccinium
Species: Vaccinium vitis-idaea
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Alpine
  • Evergreen
  • Fruit
  • Shrub
  • Wildflower
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • < 6 inches (< 15 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • < 6 inches (< 15 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • July
Flowering End edit
  • August
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Dark
Leaf Shape edit
  • Elliptic
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Alpine/Rock Garden
  • Wildflower Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Moist
  • Acidic / Peaty
Soil pH edit
  • 5.5 - 5.9 (Medium acidic)
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
Bloom Colour edit
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Bird - food (fruit/berries/insects/seeds)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Stem Cutting
  • Layering - Simple
Skill Level edit
  • Some Experience
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Contributors For This Plant
Droopy (10087)
FlowerFreak22 (9625)
Frank (2697)


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Droopy (10087) wrote on Aug 16 2008
This plant is grown for it's berries. Doesn't like too much heat. The berries are full of vitamins A, B and C in addition to calcium, magnesium and phosphor.

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Other names for this plant:
Vaccinium vitus-idaea



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