Cranberry plants (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are small, evergreen shrubs native to North America. These cold-hardy plants are found in parts of the northeastern United States and Canada and can even be found in high-altitude regions further south. Cranberries are easy-care plants that tolerate moist soils, but they require a low soil pH to fruit and thrive. Similar to lingonberries, the cranberry’s sweet-tart red fruit is valued for its antioxidants and health benefits. Cranberries are commonly used in many fruit juices and cocktails, and cranberry sauce is a traditional side enjoyed around Thanksgiving time. The true cranberry is a low-growing plant, remaining under 1 foot in height at maturity — not to be confused with the “highbush cranberry” (Viburnum trilobum), which is not a true cranberry.
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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a cranberry plant.
Cranberry plants are at their best when growing in acidic soil. They prefer soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. If your soil is not acidic enough consider adding Soil Acidifier.
Your climate plays an important role in whether a cranberry plant will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a plant, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.
All of our cranberry plants are self pollinating. Even so, we still recommend planting another cranberry plant in your yard for optimum fruit production.
Our cranberry plants will be shipped to you in 3½" pots that will give you plants that are perfect for growing in bunches to create your own berry patch. Plus, when you order three or more of one variety, you receive a discount on your purchase!
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.