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Cranberry, Highbush – 18-24″ (2-0)

Highbush Cranberry (Viburum trilobum) Highbush cranberry is used as an ornamental plant and valued for its edible fruits. The fruit is commonly gathered from wild stands in late August or early September.

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Product Description

  • Seedling Size:  18-24″
  • Seedling Age:  2-0
  • Mature Height:  8 – 15 feet
  • Mature Width:  8 – 12 feet
  • Soil Type:  Sandy, Loamy, Clay
  • Moisture:  Moderate, Moist
  • Sun:  Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Growth Rate:  Medium

Key Characteristics of Ninebark

  • The fruit used in sauces, jellies, and juices.
  • The bright red fruits often persist on the plants throughout the winter, which is good for ornamental value.
  • The fruit is not normally eaten by birds until after they have frozen and thawed several times.

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Help Control Invasives!

European highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus) - by Lazaregagnidze

European highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus) – by Lazaregagnidze

Highbush cranberry is a native alternative to the non-native but not invasive European highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus), or the invasive burning bush/winged wahoo (Euonymous alatus).  Replacing non-native and/or invasive species with native species in your landscape can make a big difference in supporting local wildlife!