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 specific info about edible Blueberries see that entry.Vaccinium vitis-idaea minus
This cold-hardy form is from arctic North America. This evergreen ground cover has smaller leaves (to 1/2 in.) than the species, is attractive in rock gardens, containers. Grows about 1 ft. tall and spreads by underground rhizomes. The fruit is used in preserves and syrups.
Dark red stems on a compact 3–4-ft.-tall plant.
Native to many northern regions of the Old World; naturalized in U.S. and Canada. Lush, spreading, 6&n...
This deciduous plant from eastern Asia grows to 2 ft. high and wide, with narrow (1/4-in.-wide) leaves...