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botanical name:
Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Vaccinium vitis-idaea © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Cowberry, Lingonberry
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.25m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season:
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 7
description:
Dense, low growing, creeping or scrambling evergreen shrub. Glossy green leaves with pinkish white bell shaped flowers. Edible red fruits.

usage:
The edible, sharp tasting fruits are similar to cranberries.

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