Highbush Cranberry Bush

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Scientific Name:
Viburnum trilobum
USDA Hardiness Zone:
2-7
Cannot Ship To::
AK, HI
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Product Overview

Highbush Cranberry – A Medicinal Deciduous Shrub

Why Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum Trilobum)?

Highbush cranberry, scientifically known as Viburnum Trilobum, is a deciduous shrub—species of Viburnum native to northern North America. The bark is a harsh gray color with a scaly appearance, while the stems are arched and quite thick, and the twigs have a coloration that may be described as a reddish-brown. The plant is self-fertile, and the fruits can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce.

The name originates from the red fruits; however, it is not a cranberry but has a visual resemblance to cranberries, possesses a taste comparable to that of cranberries, and matures at the same time of year.

After removing the giant seeds, the fruits may be eaten raw and are tart with a high vitamin C content. Alternatively, they can be prepared into a sauce and served with meat or chicken.

The juice extracted from the berries can be used to treat hypertension and infections of the urinary system, while the bark is a potent antispasmodic that may be used to relieve muscle cramps.

 

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  • 3
    American Cranberry

    Posted by J Marie Crain on 05/30/22

    Bush was packed well, it looks like it had started to sprout at some point, but the sprouts are dead, hoping it will come to life at other points.

  • 5
    Pleased with my purchase

    Posted by AcA on 05/31/21

    I bought two cranberries. They arrived as bare rooted stems. If I remember correctly, they were the first to sprout leaves. The stems and roots on my entire order (2 persimmon, 2 cranberry, 2 hazelnut) looked healthy. Both of my cranberries continue to thrive in zone 9. I would recommend The Tree Store to any green thumb out there. They are upfront about what to expect so read thoroughly. Happy gardening.

  • 5
    AMERICAN CRANBERRY BUSH

    Posted by Viki on 02/05/21

    Thank you so much!!

  • 5
    American Cranberry

    Posted by Nancy Arvanitis on 01/17/21

    Very nice bear root seedling, beautiful root system. I ordered several different things last year and all have adapted well to my area. I Will definitely order from here again.

  • 5
    2nd year ordering!

    Posted by Brandy on 03/31/20

    I ordered some trees last year 2 of them didn't make it and when I ordered this year the tree store replaced the 2 from last year along with my new order! Plus they were generous with the free gifts. The whole order came alive and beautiful and they are looking great! Thank you!

  • 5
    American Cranberry Bush

    Posted by Beth on 12/11/19

    I am very happy with both. They arrived in good condition, look very healthy and even though dormant, both are nicely shaped. I will be buying more to feed the birds. Thank you!

  • 4
    Nicely packaged and live

    Posted by Unknown on 05/17/19

    It arrived alive, I believe due to nice packaging. It was planted and still doing good. Time will tell more. I am happy with the purchase

  • 5
    Nice healthy plants

    Posted by huffman.517@gmail.com on 05/01/19

    Lovely little trees I was very pleased. I’m always nervous ordering from a new place but my shipment arrived at a good time, in good condition and nice little trees. I was surprised to see the roots even had moisture retaining gel crystals on them and no dried out roots at all.

  • 5
    Healthy and growing nicely!

    Posted by Jim on 03/27/18

    The two American Cranberry bushes I ordered were well packaged and had great root structure; planted everything in according to provided instructions and they're leafing out nicely after just a couple of weeks!