Vaccinium macrocarpon Ben Lear (Cranberry)

This low-growing evergreen shrub forms a mat of rooting stems bearing small, glossy leaves that emerge bronze, then turn green in summer when tiny pink-tinged white flowers bloom, then give way to bright red cranberries that ripen in fall. The foliage turns an attractive copper shade in winter, providing late season interest. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts pollinators


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture