Cranberry Bush | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0563
Cranberry Bush | 9cm Pot
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Cranberry Bush | 9cm Pot
Cranberry Bush - Vaccinium macrocarpon - 9cm Pot Shrub
The cranberry is a dense, evergreen shrub with red, edible berries in autumn. Cranberries are a powerful antioxidant, and naturally low in sugar and fat, making them popular as a diet food, both in berry form and in drinks. With known health properties, the cranberry is a tart berry with superfood credentials, and best eaten raw to receive the bulk of these nutrients.

Characteristics
  • Comes in a: 9cm Pot pot
  • Shrub is approx. 1 years old
  • Approx. Growth Height: 45cm
  • Approx Spread: 1.2m
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green, bronze in winter
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: Late July - early August
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, health drinks, eating dried
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Scented: Foliage is aromatic
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

Cranberries tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.3/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely, very healthy, I can see it will give me lots of fruit"

Reviewed Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good healthy plants. Just what I was looking for but couldn’t find in the garden centre"

Reviewed Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Never arrived so can't comment"

Reviewed Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Secure packaging, good quality item, already ripening in my allotment!"

Reviewed Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Brilliant - twice the size of plants I've bought from other suppliers. It looks very healthy."

Reviewed Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Because of the condition that the plant was received in."

Reviewed Saturday, 14 October 2017

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