Common name for vaccinium vitis idaea 'emtedank'?

John Margetts john at
Tue Sep 10 01:00:47 EST 2002

Vaccinium vitis-idaea is the Cowberry.  Being a Vaccinium, it will need
neutral to acid soils, the trouble you have could be the soil you are
growing it in.  On the other hand, my Vaccinium myrtillus is growing in the
appropriate soil and looks much like you describe your plant.

My best guesses are soil or lack of water

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to, Oh well." - Peter Green

"Richard Silverstein" <richards1052 at> wrote in message
news:acc3d153.0209092135.5feeb744 at
> I have this bush growing in my yard & I can't identify it or find any
> info about it online.  Is it a lingonberry?  There is a plant label
> fr. the nursery saying that it is the name listed in the subject
> header above.  I don't think so because it now stands about 2-3' tall.
>  It's growing in a spot where it gets good sun--strong for a few hrs.
> then dappled after that.  But it's not producing leaves very well on
> its stems.  There are leaves on some stems but others are completely
> bare.  Either that's because it's not getting enough sun, or enough
> water, or insects are attacking it.  Any ideas?
> Richard--pls. respond to richards1052 at

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