Also known as American Cranberry, this species should not be confused with the low-growing, commonly cultivated fruit (Vaccinium macrocarpon), though this is also an edible species. Highbush Cranberries can work as a substitute in cooking, jams and jellies, though they are particularly acidic and high in vitamin C. It's best to harvest them, like other edible Viburnums, after a frost or two once their sugars reach their sweetest. Traditionally it's been used as a medicine after birth. It's a large shrub with typical Viburnum umbels, providing a lot of wildlife and insectary value.
12'h x 6'w. Wet to Medium Soil. Full-Part Sun. White bloom May, June.
These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.
Growing Tips: Double Dormancy: Fall Seed, Needs 2 winters of cold to germinate.