American Cranberry Bush

(Viburnum Trilobum)
Zones: 2-8 (click for map)
American Cranberry Bush used as a hedge.
American Cranberry Bush used as a hedge.

This is an excellent deciduous shrub for screening up to 10 to 12 ft. high. It grows to a width of 8 ft. with very dense growth of up to 3 feet per year in full sun or part shade. The American Cranberry Bush has showy white flowers in spring followed by red berries in fall and winter. These berries hang through mid winter, making excellent bird feed. This shrub has very few insect problems and prefers good, well-drained soil. For best growth, provide supplemental water during drought periods. For a solid screen, plant bushes 2 to 3 ft. apart.

Close up of fruit on American Cranberry
Close up of fruit on American Cranberry
Flowering American Cranberry
Flowering American Cranberry
American Cranberry in Spring Bloom
American Cranberry in Spring Bloom
American Cranberry in Winter Color
American Cranberry in Winter Color