Vaccinium macrocarpon 'Pilgrim'
Pilgrim Cranberry

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Pilgrim Cranberry
Vaccinium macrocarpon 'Pilgrim'

Cranberries are not just for growing in the closest bog as you'll see when you plant 'Pilgrim' in your home landscape. While all Cranberries tolerate wet growing conditions, all you'll need is a sunny area with moist, well drained soil to raise a bumber crop of large, tart tasty red berries that mature in mid to late fall. You'll love the fruit but 'Pilgrim' has far more going for it than a few berries for your holiday meal! It's a great, easy care groundcover with teeny dark green everegreen foliage on branches that spread wide while staying quite low. The mid May bloom of tiny pink flowers is attractive and attracting to many butterflies and native insects as a nectar source. Of course, the fruit is just as attractive to our bird friends as to us! Plant 'Pilgrim' in groups for a functional, fruitful fabulous native landscape bonanza.

Grow your own delicious cranberries!
Easy to grow, evergreen groundcover that stays low
Tiny pink flowers bloom in May attracting butterflies
Birds love the fruit too, plant in groups

Native Range

Found in coastal areas, cool bogs and swamps.

Interesting Facts

Pilgrims enjoyed the wild berries but did not start to cultivate them until 1816, when a bog was planted on Cape Cod. By then, American and Canadian sailors on long voyages knew they could eat cranberries to protect themselves from scurvy.


Plant in moist, slightly acidic soil rich in humus. They are self pollinating.

Mature Size: 6-12in. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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