A dense, rigidly upright growing small shrub with good fall color, does not have the flowers or fruit of the species; hardy and adaptable, makes an excellent low hedge or garden background shrub, excellent in groupings
Dwarf European Cranberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Dwarf European Cranberry is primarily valued in the garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The serrated lobed leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The gold stems can be quite attractive.
Dwarf European Cranberry will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.