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Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry) vs Black Elderberry

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)
Black Elderberry

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. In Europe, 80 million pounds per year of this crop is grown or harvested from the wild.

Bog Cranberry 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.

Check out our YouTube video of this plant in the fall right here.

Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. You can plant this shrub in moist areas and it will help stabilize your soil. You can also use it on rural properties anywhere you'd use a lilac.

Warning: the seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and uncooked berries of the Black Elderberry are poisonous to humans when eaten in quantity. You should cook the berries to make them safe for human consumption.

BOG CRANBERRY (LINGONBERRY) QUICK FACTS

BLACK ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: tart, edible red berries
Berries: black
Flowers: white or pink flowers
Flowers: fragrant, white and showy
Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: leaves, stems, and uncooked berries are poisonous to humans

Other Names: cowberry, dry ground cranberry, fox berry, foxberry, lingonberry, northern mountain cranberry, partridgeberry, rock cranberry, wolf berry, wolf-berry
Other Names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes