Not actually related to the true Cranberry it is much easier to grow, requiring nothing special in the soil line and putting up with a little shade, though it will do better in full sun.
In America where it comes from it has many names like Pimbina or Summerberry. A fairly large shrub it will reach about 3m in height and has clusters of white flowers in early summer with a profusion of shiny, scarlet berries in the autumn. They will hang on the bushes into November and are improved by a little frost. Although the sweetness of the fruits can vary from bush to bush they have been widely used as a Cranberry substitute over the years as they share that same slight bitterness.
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