Cranberry 'Pilgrim'

Cranberry - Cranberry  'Pilgrim'

Common Name: Cranberry
Genus: Cranberry
Cultivar: 'Pilgrim'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Edible fruit, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, Red
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This low-growing evergreen cranberry has small leathery leaves on lax stems that have an arching habit. Its attractive shape can be best admired when planted in a container so it can cascade over the sides of the pot. The tiny pinkish-red flowers appear in spring and are followed by tart dark red berries that are packed with nutrients and vitamins.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting by digging in lots of composted organic matter. Prune in winter cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.

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