American cranberrybush grows best in moist, well-drained, soils in full sun to part shade but is adaptable to various conditions. For a hedge or a screen these shrubs should be planted 4' apart.
This lovely spring bloomer also has unique leaves that turn a gorgeous purpleish-red in the dall. The added clusters of berries make this an outstanding fall specimin.
Over the winter the berries sweeten and are excellent in jams. Viburnum spp. offer important support for wildlife, serving as host plants to butterflies and moths. The berries are eaten by Cedar Waxwing and other birds.
Two or three shrubs are recommended for best fruit production.
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Viburnum trilobum (American cranberrybush)
SIZE: 1 gallon pot type: shrub sun needs: Sun to part sun/part shade water needs: Thrives in moist. Will tolerate wet and even average but not ideal. height: 8-12' plant spacing: 5' distance bloom time: May, June bloom color: white
Edible berries. Tart like traditional cranberries. deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof) salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur.