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Vaccinium oxycoccos

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B and T World Seeds' reference number: 80602

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Vaccinium oxycoccos is cold hardy
USDA Zone:2 -50° to -40°F   (-45.5° to -40°C)
Type of plant - evergreen shrub
Flower or inflorescence: pale PURPLE
Fruit: RED 6mm., oft. persisting thro winter..(calcifuge)(surface sow)
Foliage: ovate, 5-10mm., BLUE ben., node rooting
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Vaccinium oxycoccos:
Oxycoccus hagerupii, Oxycoccus microcarpus, Oxycoccus palustris, Oxycoccus quadripetalus, Vaccinium hagerupii, Vaccinium microcarpum, Vaccinium palustre, 

Common names for Vaccinium oxycoccos:

Bog Cranberry,  European Cranberry,  Moosbeere,  Small Cranberry, 


Vaccinium oxycoccos is included in the following
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30:   Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
56:   Aquatic and Semi aquatic Plant Seeds
72:   Russian Native and Introduced Plants (Central)
87:   Natives of Central U.S.A.
96:   Canadian Natives Eastern
379:  Ericaceae
678:  Vacciniaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
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Germination guide for Vaccinium oxycoccos

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Vaccinium oxycoccos seeds will usually germinate in 365+ days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Vaccinium oxycoccos seeds on the surface of a Acid Peat seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Outdoor Treatment, in temperate regions, can give Vaccinium oxycoccos seeds exactly the sequence of cold and damp and warm conditions needed to encourage germination. Check your weather conditions to see whether they may be appropriate. Shady sheltered conditions are recommended (to keep humidity and temperature regular) in a free draining, but water retentive medium - this can be in pots in a cold frame, where they can be easily protected from weeds and animals.


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