Vaccinium crassifolium - question.

Karl Davies karl at
Thu Feb 10 18:06:40 EST 2000

Mike the Tree Doctor wrote:

> Folks:
> I am thinking of trying a large planting of Vaccinium crassifolium in a
> harsh Zone 5 situation (NY state). The provenance is supposedly from the
> colder portion of this southern species' range. Anyone with any ideas or
> especially any first hand experience with the cold hardiness of the
> species??? I've run the gamut of paper- and web-based references.

Have you talked to Bill MacKentley yet?  If not, go to his St Lawrence
Nurseries web site at and send him an email
from there.  If he doesn't know, he'll know who will.

Karl Davies, Practicing Forester

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