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Latin Name: Empetrum nigrum
Forestart Reference: EMNIG1

Low growing, evergreen shrub looking like heather. Red twigs, scale-like leaves and inconspicuous purplish flower in summer followed by edible black round berries.

Common name: Crowberry
Native: Northern Europe, Canada , Iceland
Provenance: England
Size and Spread (10 years): 1m x 0.5m
Treatment required: 5mths warm moist followed by 3mths cold strat.
Germinal seeds/kg: 400,000
Ideal sowing period: autumn/spring
Soil conditions: moist, acid
Planting: Useful ground cover. Boggy areas, moorlands and heaths.
High altitudes

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