Crowberry

Empetrum nigrum

£3.50

Crowberry is a low growing, evergreen shrub looking like heather. Red twigs, scale-like leaves and inconspicuous purplish flowers in summer are followed by edible black round berries. These can be used as a  pigment but are a good source of vitamin C for the Sami and Inuit peoples.

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Description

Empetrum nigrum

Common name: Crowberry

Native: Northern Europe, Canada , Iceland

Provenance: England

Size and Spread (10 years): 1m x 0.5m

Treatment required: 5mths mixed with warm moist peat followed by 3mths in the fridge. Shake every week to aerate

Germinal seeds/kg: 676,285

Ideal sowing period: autumn/spring

Soil conditions: moist, acid

Planting: Useful ground cover. Boggy areas, moorlands and heaths. High altitudes, but also shade.

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Additional information

Weight 2.50 g
Size

Seed Pack(1000 seeds approx)

Genus

Empetrum

Family

Ericaceae

Flowering Month

May

Colour

pink, white

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

shrub

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

berries, flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

part shade, sun

Native

yes

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