Higbush Cranberry Viburnum opulus var. americanum (also known as viburnum trilobum)
This native plant is actually a viburnum not a true cranberry; however, it’s native status makes it a must in any natural orchard.
The tiny, red fruits are very high in vitamin C and can be eaten raw if you can handle sour. They make an excellent jelly and substitute well for large cranberries from the store. They taste best after a good frost.
The plant can grow 8 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide with a dense, rounded form. Beautiful screening hedge that provides an edible fruit. Plant more than one as the birds are very fond of these as well which is why we sell these in packs of 5.
Grows best in well-drained moist soil and once established can handle drought very well.
Beautiful flower show in the spring.
Seedling 6-12″ tall, packs of 5