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Cranberry, Highbush

Cranberry, Highbush

Viburnum trilobum
12-24 inch height at sale, bare root

Other Names: American Cranberry

Native to Vermont

Sourced from NY


Large red tart fruit

  • General Information

    Recommended Spacing (ft) 5 - 6
    Mature Width (ft) 6 - 10
    Mature Height (ft) 6 - 10
    Pollination Needs Self-pollinating, yield increases with multiple
    Bloom Time Late May to June
    Ripens/Harvest mid-September to mid-November
    Soil pH 4.2 - 5.5
    Soil Type Loam
    Soil Moisture Moist to wet
    Sun Preference Full Sun, Partial Shade
    Taste Tart, Acidic
    Texture Firm
  • Description

    American Cranberry is native to many eastern states. 

    The fruit should be used in preserves or sauces, rather than fresh eating. 

    Optimum services this plant provides include windbreaks, privacy, mammal habitat and forage, lake or pond borders. 

    The plant usually matures between 6 and 10 ft in height. It maintains a round shape and does not grow into spreading thickets.

    The plant is lush green throughout the spring and summer. It will bloom with white flowers in late May through mid June. In fall, the bush turns scarlet red, then the leaves drop. The bright red fruit is persistent on the plant throughout the winter, providing great ornamental and forage value. 

    Native plants perform best without any fertilizers,  amendments or supplemental irrigation.

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