Cranberry Bush Seeds (Vaccinium)
- These berries didn't come from a tree or a bush. Instead, they came off a cranberry vine that spreads across the ground in runners during the growing season.
Choose a location for your cranberry tree. Full sunlight will maximize fruiting and flowering, though the tree is tolerant of partial shade. The shrub is not picky about soil pH, making it a good choice as a filler plant for areas in the garden with very alkaline soil. If planting multiple plants, allow space in between each plant.
Water regularly with your garden hose throughout the growing season to keep the soil moist, but not water logged or soggy. Overwatering is preferable to not watering enough, as the plant is not at all drought tolerant. Fertilizer is not necessary.
Prune dead, broken or diseased branches with your pruning shears any time of year, taking care not to lop off flower buds or fruits. Heavy shaping should be done immediately after flowering.
Check new leaves and flower buds occasionally for aphids, which commonly feed on fresh growth. Aphids may be removed with a direct stream of water or by washing the plant with insecticidal soap.
Apply a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to the soil if desired. Mulch helps to retain moisture in the soil, as well as suppress competitive weeds.
- Height : 72" - 96"Spacing : 36" - 48"
Sun Light : > 6 hours/Partly shade
Water : Average
Harvest : Normally 2 - 3 years
Sowing : Sow seeds 1/2" deep
Color : Red
Stratify : 6 Weeks
Qty : >< 10 Seeds/packHEIRLOOM
- (Sightly difficult - for tried and error gardener only not for biginner)