American Cranberry Bush (Viburnum trilobum) Plants
rarely bothered by deer
Winter survival food
Good late spring/early summer nectar source for bees
may be planted as a hedge
Large shrub, shrub up to 10' - may be pruned, space 3-4' apart
ripens fall, berries sweeter after freezing
pH 6.8-7.2 (neutral)
likes moist soil
shipped as 18-24" plant
we will contact you if we are aware a particular plant is not suited for your area
aka:American cranberrybush, guelder rose, dog rowan, *European cranberry tree, marsh alder, rose elder, red elder, water elder, dog elder, gatten tree, whitten tree, ople tree, snowball tree, crampbark
Snow white, flat top flowers blanket the shrub which are followed by intense crimson red berries in late summer.. The fruit is excellent for jams jellies and syrups, but very tart uncooked. Highbush Cranberry is a larval host plant for the Spring Azure butterfly.
Highbush Cranberry is easily grown in average, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It prefers consistent moisture, but tolerates a wide range of soils.
Large and hardy this deciduous shrub has a moderate growth rate of up to three feet per year. To keep it from getting larger than desired an annual pruning each year just after flowering will maintain the present size.
Yield is approximatly 4lbs per plant after reaching full maturity in @4 years. Begins to produce earlier.
Very good article from the USDA website : click (https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_viopa2.pdf)
The variety is now listed as Viburnum opulus var. americanum L. Ait