Shrub

Vaccinium vitis-idaea Red Candy

Red Candy Lingonberry (Cowberry Bush): PP 22,105

  • Early to flower and fruit
  • Lots of white flowers
  • Compact, vigorous habit
  • Loaded with large red berries
  • Fruits remain on plant a long time
  • Edible landscape plant - Lingonberry Jam!

Compact form is made up of tight, evergreen leaves that stay a lush green all year! Small white flowers bloom in late spring into the summer months and are followed by copious amounts of large, bright red fruits. The fruit is a Lingonberry and can be enjoyed in many dishes that you would use cranberries in or the infamous Lingonberry Jam. The fruits can be eaten right off the plant but be prepared to pucker, they are quite sour and a bit of sugar makes a big difference!

Container
Container
Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Edible
Edible
Evergreen
Evergreen
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes