Low growing evergreen with leathery leaves and a lax, cascading habit, making it ideal for containers or hanging baskets. Tiny pink flowers appear in spring, followed by tart red berries, which if left unpicked, can add winter interest to an otherwise bleak winter garden, and provides food for appreciative wildlife. They can be used in a wide range of dishes, including a traditional cranberry sauce.
They require well-drained, acidic soil in sunny to partially shaded site. If acidic soil doesn't occur naturally in your garden, consider planting in containers or pots with ericacious compost. If possible, water with rainwater as the lime in tapwater can alter the pH of the soil. Much loved by birds, may require netting to prevent them from eating all the berries. Prune in winter to remove any dead or damaged branches.
Buying Fruit Trees/Bushes from Jacksons Nurseries
Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.
Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.
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