Vaccinium oxycoccos
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Vaccinium oxycoccos

small cranberry
marsh whortleberry

  family ericaceae 
  genus vaccinium 

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Genus  Vaccinium Species  oxycoccos Variety  Cultivar  Common names  small cranberry   marsh whortleberry Family  ERICACEAE Specimen number  S2604 Data source  GrUnFr p98
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are red colored, similar in flavor to Vaccinium macrocarpon but smaller. Vaccinium oxycoccos if frequently used in sweets. Small cranberry (sometimes called marsh whortleberry) is most often used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts red colored, similar in flavor to Vaccinium macrocarpon but smaller Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Vaccinium oxycoccos is self fertile. Small cranberry (in some places called marsh whortleberry) may have originated from Northern Europe, North America and Northern Asia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Vaccinium oxycoccos is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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