How do I care for my Vaccinium?
This plant variety is also known as the Red Cranberry. It is very easy to care for and needs little pruning. You can apply organic fertilizer when there is no natural humus in the soil. Also remember to give it extra water in dry periods.
What is the best location for a Cranberry?
This Vaccinium is a forest plant that is commonly used as a groundcover. It is best to plant it in humus rich, acid, damp soils. When this shrub is planted in the correct location, it is minimally susceptible to diseases.
Can I prune the Cranberry?
You can give it a light trim every year, but heavy pruning is not necessary. By pruning it back thoroughly every four years, you will stimulate its growth and fruit production.
When does it produce berries?
This shrub flowers in June and July by producing light-violet to pink flowers, in hanging bunches. The cranberries then develop and are ready to be picked at around the end of August. Make sure the birds don’t beat you to it! Cranberries are known for their medicinal qualities and high vitamin C-content. They taste sour.
To 40 cm
Evergreen or deciduous:
In the spring, give it a light trim
Is not necessary. Definitly avoid calcuim rich fertilizer
Large red berries with medicinal qualities and a sour taste
End of August
Birds also love the berries. Beat them to it or use a net to cover the shrub for instance.