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Vaccinium vitis-idaea f. minus


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Vaccinium vitis-idaea f. minus This is the dwarf form of Lingonberry, Foxberry, Cowberry or Mountain Cranberry - take your pick of common name. Vaccinium vitis-idaea f. minus gradually forms a beautiful glossy and thick evergreen ground cover only inches high via short underground stems. It appears that f. minus harbors greater hardiness than f. majus; at least this is the inference one draws when researching climate range. Pink buds open to small white bell-shaped flowers followed by edible tart small red fruits. Fruit on this form does occur though is sparse. Winter color is mahogany-maroon. As with heaths and heathers lingonberries will benefit from an organic mulch. Site in sun to open shade planted in evenly moist to well-drained acid soil. Slowly spreading into a tight mat this is rare and worthy. Cutting grown.


2-4 In




2 to 5(6?)
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VACVIMINO Vaccinium vitis-idaea f. minus (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $24.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Vaccinium vitis-idaea f. minus

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Dappled Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Railroad Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Heath / Peat Garden
  • Bank
  • Evergreen
  • Foundation
  • Ground Cover
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Moist
  • Acid
  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown