Viburnum trilobum / American Cranberry
Viburnum trilobum, aka the Cranberry Bush Viburnum, is native to wet environments from British Columbia south through New York. A large deciduous shrub that can reach heights of up to 12 feet, Viburnum trilobum produces white lacecap flowers which then develop into edible berries that are similar to but not the same as the common cranberry, which is from an unrelated plant family. The tart berries of Viburnum trilobum have been used for ages by people from all origins, most often cooked in jams and jellies. Of course it is also treasured by birds and wildlife as an important food source. As a native landscape shrub, it makes a gorgeous addition to hedgerows and borders with 3 season interest: flowers, berries, and glowing fall colors. Plant in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of many soils but prefers loamy soil with consistent moisture. Requires two for pollination.
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