(1) Lowbush Cranberry (Viburnum edule),
(2) Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)
Other Names -
(1)Squashberry, Mooseberry, Ojibway, American Cranberry Bush, Cranberry Viburnum,
(2)American Cranberry Bush (Tree), Crampbark Tree, Wild Gueldes-Rose, Gueldres-Rose, Dog Rowan Tree, Cranberry.
Origins - North America.
Type - Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones
(1) 3 - 5,
(2) 2 - 7.
Bloom - Mid-Summer.
Height -
(1) Approx. 6 ft (2 m),
(2) Approx. 12 ft (4 m).
Cultivation -
Semi-shaded, riverbank, swamp, woodland positions in peat or other acidic to neutral soils, best.
Propagation - By cuttings; by layering, by seeds.
Other - Great looking (particularly in the Fall) foliage, and berry plant. Will attract bees, birds, and butterflies throughout the year.
Both (Lowbush, and Highbush) Cranberry berries are edible. Pick them ripe, and best, use to make jams, and jellies.
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