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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Viburnum trilobum 'Alfredo'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|