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 throughout the mountains of the West, at elevations to 9,000 ft. Generally performs poorly or g...
Native to many northern regions of the Old World; naturalized in U.S. and Canada. Lush, spreading, 6&n...
Foliage is variegated green and gold. Red stems.