Vaccinium vitis-idaea minus
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Ground covers, Shrubs
Excellent ornamental shrubs that include native and non-native cranberries, huckleberries, lingonberries, and blueberries. Each produces clusters of tiny, bell-shaped flowers in spring, plus colorful, edible berries that attract birds and hikers.
Most require organically enriched, acid soil, and thrive in woodland gardens.
For the species grown largely for its fruit, see Blueberry.Vaccinium vitis-idaea minus
Cold-hardy form from arctic North America. This evergreen groundcover has smaller leaves (to 1/2 in.) than the species and is attractive in rock gardens and containers. Grows to about 1 ft. tall and spreads by underground rhizomes. The fruit is used in preserves and syrups.
Native to northern regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. Is hardy to extreme cold and does not g...
From northern Europe, western Asia, and northeastern Siberia. Grows fast at first, then moderately to ...
Native throughout the mountains of the West, at elevations to 9,000 ft. Generally performs poorly or g...