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Vaccinium vitis-idaea minus

Dwarf Lingonberry
Ericaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Ground covers, Shrubs

VACCINIUM

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.

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