Lingonberry plants (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), also called the “cowberry”, are native to the cold, northern regions of Europe and North America. Lingonberry plants are most popular in parts of Europe, where the tart red fruit is harvested and often combined with sugar for jam, or paired with pears and served alongside various meats. Related to the lowbush cranberry, nutritious lingonberries are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals and provide many similar health benefits. Lingonberry plants exhibit exceptional cold-hardiness and have no significant pest or disease issues. They tolerate moist soils, but require a low soil pH to thrive, like blueberries. Lingonberry plants are low-growing evergreen shrubs, staying under 2 feet in height. Use these small-sized plants for groundcover an attractive border hedge. As a wildlife bonus, plant lingonberry plants as a food source for birds and other animals.