Cranberry Bush 'Ben Lear'
Cranberry Bush 'Ben Lear'
Cranberry Bush 'Ben Lear'
Cranberry Bush 'Ben Lear'
Cranberry Bush 'Ben Lear'
Cranberry Bush 'Ben Lear'

Cranberry Bush 'Ben Lear'

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Ben Lear - Vaccinium macrocarpon Cranberry Plant, a versatile cultivar of the American cranberry. Known for its bountiful harvests of tangy and vibrant red berries, this low-growing evergreen shrub brings a touch of elegance to your garden or landscape. With its hardiness, adaptability, and culinary potential, the Ben Lear cranberry plant is a must-have for cranberry enthusiasts and those seeking unique, flavorful fruits.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America

Pink flowers, non-fragrant

Pet safe, non-toxic

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

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Ben Lear Cranberry ships in a 1 gallon trade pot.

The Ben Lear cranberry plant is a low-growing, trailing evergreen shrub. It typically forms dense mats or carpets of foliage, spreading horizontally rather than growing vertically. The plant can reach a height of around 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) and spread to about 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) in width.

The Ben Lear cranberry plant is typically hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 2 to 7. This means it can tolerate colder temperatures and is suitable for a wide range of regions in North America.

Cranberries, including the Ben Lear cultivar, have specific soil requirements for optimal growth. They prefer acidic, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. The ideal pH range for cranberries is around 4.0 to 5.5. They thrive in moist or wet soil conditions, as they are often cultivated in bogs or areas with high water tables. However, they can tolerate occasional dry periods once established.

Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as pine needles or bark chips, around the base of the plant. Mulching helps retain moisture, suppresses weed growth, and maintains a more acidic environment preferred by cranberries.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: Zone 2 - 7

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Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. They have a rich history and were enjoyed by Native American tribes long before European settlers arrived. Native Americans used cranberries for various purposes, including as a food source, as a fabric dye, and for medicinal purposes. Today, cranberries have become a staple ingredient in traditional holiday meals and are renowned for their vibrant red color and unique tangy flavor.


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