AMERICAN HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY Viburnum trilobum
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Full sun to part shade
Height: 10 ft
Spread: 5ft - 6ft
Foliage Colour: Green
Fall Foliage: Scarlet-orange Red
Growth Habit: Rounded
Flower Colour: White
Bloom Time: May/June
Fruit: Bright red clusters in summer and Autumn
Key Features: Highbush Cranberry is a shrub native to Manitoba. It bears bright red fruit that makes excellent jelly. Although making the jelly is an experience as it smells like sweaty feet, the jelly is excellent! A fruit that is well loved by wild birds and wildlife in the Autumn. Leaves turn a variety of shades of red, orange and yellow in fall to add to the Autumnal show.
Uses: Accent, hedging, re-wilding
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.
-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.
-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.