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European Mountain Ash vs Bog Cranberry

Sorbus aucuparia

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

European Mountain Ash
Bog Cranberry

European Mountain Ash is an attractive, ornamental tree. This medium-sized tree produces tiny white-yellow flowers in the spring and decorative clusters of small red/orange berries in the summer. Its bitter fruit is often used to make Rowan Jelly, is a traditional garnish for wild game and venison. Ideal for residential lots, European Mountain Ash will attracts birds to your property.

Bog Cranberry is a native, ground cover species.

These plants generally produce one crop per year in summer. The plants have single blooms. Leaves are bright green, oval and alternate. New growth can be covered with fine hairs. Plants may spread 3 feet in width forming a dense mat which makes it attractive as an ornamental ground cover.

Wild crops of Bog Cranberry are harvested each year in Newfoundland (more than 200,000 lbs/yr). Harvest of wild fruit can no longer keep up with demand there. In Europe, 80 million pounds per year of this crop is grown or harvested from the wild.

Lingonberry flowers are similar in shape to those of blueberry and may be white or pink in color. These berries are considered to be highly flavored but not as tart as cranberries.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

BOG CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: tart, edible red berries
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Flowers: white or pink flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium







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