Compact American Cranberrybush Bush

As low as $79.19 was $109.99
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SKU
4918
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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! Prune after flowering if needed, and renewal prune every 3 years.

  • 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!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering