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Foxberry, Cowberry, Mountain Cranberry
Scientific Name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.
Synonym:
Family: Ericaceae
Foxberry, Cowberry, Mountain Cranberry (Vaccinium  vitis-idaea)
Vaccinium vitis-idaea, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-7,14-17
USDA: 6-8

Sun Exposure: Part shade to full sun

Origin: Europe to northern Asia, Northern America

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, 12 inches tall (30 cm), spreading by rhizomes; leathery dark green leaves, 0.32 to 1 inch long (8-25 mm), pale green undersides, more or less purplish in winter.

Watering Needs: Needs moist soil, prefers sandy, acidic soils, tolerates wet soils

Propagation: Seeds, division, rhizome cuttings


Blooming Habits:
White or pinkish bell-shaped flowers, in droopy racemes of 1 to 15 flowers, in late spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Small, bright red to dark red berries, 0.25 to 0.5 inch in diameter (6-12 mm), sour tasting, used to make jellies or syrup.


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