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Empetrum rubrum
Family:Empetraceae
Native
Good ornamental value (A)
Height: 80 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months). Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north. Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
Shrub Red, 6 petals
Edible plant
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These seeds are generally restocked in: March

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One packet contains at least 50 seeds.

This is one of the hardies Chilean plants, and offers edible berries which are very ornamental for their color.
The cultivation of this species is not very difficult. It needs sufficient watering, soil with good drainage, cool temperatures, and direct sunlight. Unlike other species of the genus, like Empetrum nigrum, which grows on swamps, this species does not require permanent watering or swamp-like habitat.
It is an ornamental shrub which has also edible fruits.