|Latin name:||Vaccinium macrocarpon|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Harvesting:||September - October|
|Flowering:||June - July|
|Growing Height:||15 - 20 cm|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
Make sure the root ball of the Cranberry bush is well-moistened by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water before planting. Prepare a suitable hole in sandy, humus-rich soil, improve garden soil with compost and peat. Plant the Cranberry bush at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Plant this bush in a sunny or partially sunny area. Spacing is approximately 10 cm.
Planting your Cranberry bush in the right spot is important for proper growth. Give it extra water during dry periods as the soil should not dry out. Provide it with a winter mulch of compost during the winter. Every four years, in early spring you can heavily prune the branches of the Cranberry bush, you will then have a more compact shrub that will give a higher yield of berries. From late September to October, the red berries will ripen, carefully pick the berries from the branches. Cranberries last well in the refrigerator. This evergreen ground cover grows best in acidic soil that is always moist. It is a great bush to add to the heather garden!
The shiny red cranberry contain several vitamins. Fresh berries are a little on the sour side for eating but are ideal for jam making or juices. Cranberry juice has a beneficial effect when used as a remedy for bladder problems. Vaccinium macrocarpon is originally from America.