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6/19/2013

Can You Identify This Plant?

little-red-fruit

I found this image over on  Little Yard.  But the site is in Japanese….and google translate isn’t a help.  I would love to know what it is…it makes a lovely container plant don’t you think.  Ideas?

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  1. Vvoiteck

    June 19th, 2013 at 6:30 am

    it’s craneberry – Oxycoccus palustris

  2. rochelle

    June 19th, 2013 at 6:34 am

    thanks! will go look that up — is it edible?

  3. rochelle

    June 19th, 2013 at 6:36 am

    wait — you mean cranberry (which nearly grows wild where I live)? hmmm….never seen it potted. What an interesting idea….

  4. Rachelle

    June 19th, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Yes, edible cranberry, but I think the first commentor has the subgenus/species. It is same genus as blueberries.

  5. Sigute

    June 19th, 2013 at 6:57 am

    it’s Red Whortleberry plant 🙂

  6. Vvoiteck

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Whortleberry has bigger leaves, and berries grow in group

  7. Mônica

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry

  8. The Garden Artist

    June 19th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    What zone is it rated?

  9. Julie

    June 20th, 2013 at 5:43 am

    The name used to be vaccinium oxycoccos. It may have changed by now and grew as a native plant in bogs of southeast Alaska. Vaccinium vitis-idaea is a lovely little vaccinium with beefy green leaves and a ground creeper as well, and Linnaea borealis. They can be grown easily from rhizomes, but be cautious about taking native plants from the wild. A native plant society might be able to source some for you.

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