Compact American Cranberrybush Bush

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SKU
4918

Compact American Cranberrybush (Viburnum trilobum 'Alfredo) is a deciduous shrub with bright green foliage. Plant several for a dense screen or hedge along your property line. Your Compact American Cranberrybush has, as the name implies, a denser, more compact form, but still provides all the color and charm, and amazing cold hardiness you've come to expect of an American Cranberry.

Four-inch clusters of white, lace-cap flowers bob above the foliage in spring, a delicate welcome to the new season. Honeybees and pollinators adore these blooms and seek them out from near and far. Your Cranberry's serrated, lobed leaves emerge red-hued but later transition to bright green for summer. They again change as fall approaches, turning to an appealing purple-red for autumn.

Compact Cranberry Bushes, like other Viburnums, are incredibly cold-hardy in USDA growing zones 2-7. It's an assortment of 3-season color on one plant! As if all this wasn't enough, clusters of red fruit ripen in fall, persisting into winter for even more ornamental interest. The fruit can be used for jellies, jams, chutneys, or simply eaten fresh. The birds and wildlife also enjoy them throughout the autumn and winter, feeding hungry wildlife through the fall and winter.

Planting and Application:

Easy to care for, it has a multi-stemmed, upright spreading habit, and fills out right to the ground, so you won't need to couple it with facer plants. With optimal conditions, it can live up to 40 years! Even though birds and other wildlife will enjoy the dense foliage and fruit of your American Cranberry, more destructive wildlife, such as deer, tend to leave it alone.

Amazing flowers, edible fruit and 3-season foliage color make Compact American Cranberrybush a truly remarkable shrub for the home landscape. Add as a specimen to light up your home, or soften a corner planting and enliven your home's foundation. Create a row of privacy between your front yard and the street, or as a screening division along your side and backyard to create garden rooms and seclusion.

  • Lovely Clusters of White Blooms
  • Spring Flowers & Fall Color
  • Edible Fruit & Wildlife Interest
  • Colorful Foliage & Fall Color
  • Pollinators, Bird-Friendly, Screening, Specimen & Focal Point

#ProPlantTips for Care:

American Cranberrybush is tolerant of soil types and will even thrive in urban pollution. Plant in any type of sun, from full sun to full shade, however, you'll enjoy far larger flushes of flowers and fruit in full sun. Plant Viburnum into well-drained moist soil of about any kind, these are very adaptable and low-maintenance flowering shrubs!

Wait to prune until after those amazing flowers are finished in spring. It's rare to need to tip prune, but you can shorten up the ends of branches right after flowering if you'd like. You can also skip tip pruning and renewal prune only if you wish to have fruit for birds. Renewal prune removes the largest, thickest stems from the ground every few years. This will rejuvenate your shrub. Leave the young stems in place, which will flower nicely for you next spring.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade & Full Shade
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil
  • Easy Care - Prefers Moist Soil Types
  • Deer Tend to Leave This Plant Alone - Juglone Tolerant
  • Self-Pollinating, But Plant More Than One Trilobum for Best Berry Production

Colorful flowering ornamentals that change their wardrobe all growing season long and then even add interest to your winters, the Compact American Cranberry Bush will be the perfect shrub to add high-impact interest to your landscape without sacrificing space!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Compact American Cranberry Bush Viburnum Produce Fruit?

The Compact American Cranberry Bush will produce reddish yellow berries in the autumn with a pollinator species nearby.

Does Compact American Cranberry Bush Spread?

Compact American Cranberry Viburnum can occasionally form suckers at the base of the plant, but these can be removed when pruning after flowering or mowed down if you do not wish it to spread. Not invasive, these plants will politely form tidy thickets over time when allowed.

Do Viburnum Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

Compact American Cranberry Viburnum is a deciduous Viburnum and will drop its leaves in the fall.

How tall is the Compact American Cranberry Viburnum?

The mature height of a Compact American Cranberry Viburnum in optimal conditions is around 10 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide.

Will Compact American Cranberry Viburnum grow in shade?

The Compact American Cranberry Viburnum can grow in full sun and partial shade. For the strongest growth, best color, and flowering, provide at least 5-6 hours of sun a day. These will not do well in full shade.

How do you care for a Compact American Cranberry Viburnum Bush?

These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need full sun or partial shade in a well-drained, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.

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4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
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6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
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4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
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4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
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Size Volume
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#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Compact American Cranberrybush Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum trilobum 'Alfredo'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering