American cranberry

Cranberry 'Red Star'

American cranberry - Cranberry  'Red Star'

Common Name: American cranberry
Genus: Cranberry
Cultivar: 'Red Star'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Harvest: August

Pink bell shaped flowers appear in the summer and are followed by edible red cranberries. This attractive matt forming evergreen shrub has dark green leaves that often turn shades of bronze in winter. This is a great plant for sunny patios as it is quite happy in window-boxes, tubs and containers filled with ericaceous compost.

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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