Viburnum - Compact American Cranberry
A very attractive garden detail shrub which is covered in clusters of pure white pinwheel flowers in spring, dark green foliage in the summer that emerges brick red in the spring and turns a spectacular orange/red in the fall with bright red edible berries and golden stems for winter colour.
Compact American Cranberry In the Spring
Compact American Cranberry In the Spring
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Botanical (latin) name: Viburnum trilobium 'Compactum'
Zone 2a
Height 4ft (1.5m) Spread 4ft (1.5m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - bright orange/red
Fruit - edible, small red clusters Bark - grey main, golden branches
Blossoms - copious white clusters Fragrance - Blossons no, fall pungent agreeable
Habit - Dwarf round, Placement - full sun to partial shade,, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Low hedge, edible lanscape, fall & winter colour

The Compact American Cranberry features showy white flower clusters in late spring. It has dark green foliage which emerges brick red in spring and turns a spectacular orange/red in the fall. The scarlet fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from late summer right through to late winter unless the birds get them first. The smooth gray bark and gold branches add an interesting dimension to the winter landscape.

This Cranberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright rounded habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

It is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds but not deer.

The Compact American Cranberry will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution.

Fall Leaf Colour
Fall Leaf Colour

Fall Leaves and Berries
Fall Leaves and Berries

Price last updated on Jun 02, 2017 Listing of Accent_Plants

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