Redwing® American Cranberrybush Viburnum

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Redwing® American Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum 'J. N. Select') has something for every season! From the spring foliage emerges with a reddish tint. White, lacecap flowers appear in mid-May, followed by persistent, bright-red fruit which attracts birds. The fall foliage is a stunning brilliant red, which is especially attractive with the very impressive berry display!

Featuring a good growth rate and attractive, red-tinted new foliage, Redwing® has a densely branched, upright, round shape that offers something of interest all year! This form of the native American Cranberrybush has all the cold-hardy and resilient features of the native varieties! Including the snowy white lacecap flowers, tri-lobed foliage, and that dramatic fall color! Like other Cranberrybush Viburnum, the clusters of glossy red fruit are edible and can make uniquely sweet-tart jams, eaten fresh, juiced in drinks, and desserts - or be left on the bush to attract and feed migratory birds and local birds staying put all winter!

What a great flower, fruit, and foliage combination! Plus, this plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds! Tolerating icy USDA growing zones 2 through 7, these are disease resistant, deer resistant and even pest resistant! Adapting to an amazing range of soil (including clay) and climate conditions, water needs, and even drought tolerant once established. Such a colorful, beneficial and durable shrub certainly needs to be in your garden today!

Planting and Application:

Redwing® is an excellent accent plant for screening and informal hedging because the dense foliage makes a nice privacy 'living fence', property dividing barrier, and shelterbelt for wildlife and birds. Include as a backdrop among cottage and pollinator borders, Rose gardens, and perennial beds so butterflies and bees have ample nectar and you'll enjoy snipping a few of the lacecap blossoms for your vase bouquets too!

Use en masse to hold back soil and water runoff along stream banks and other water features, or atop a hard-to-mow hillside for erosion control. Planting banks and swaths of these vibrant shrubs maximizes their saturated color and dynamic features! Shrugging off harsh conditions, don't be afraid to use these in heavy deer-populated areas, along the sidewalk, street or driveway!

By planting en masse and among other varieties of Cranberrybush, you'll increase pollination and therefore, you and your feathered friends will enjoy a larger display of fruit per shrub! Try pairing it with an American Cranberrybush or the smaller and Sargent Cranberrybush! Your bees and butterflies will thank you for providing them an early spring feast (This native cultivar is also a native pollinator larval Host Plant!)!

  • Snowy White Lacecap Blooms
  • Tri-Lobed Red Tinted Green Foliage & Red Fall Color
  • Blooms for Pollinators & Persistent Berries for Birds
  • Extremely Adaptable & Hardy!
  • Hedge, Privacy, Wildlife, Erosion & Border Backdrops

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Redwing® requires full sun to partial shade, moist, well-drained soil is best. It is tolerant of wet soils and also tolerant of alkaline soils. Once established, drought, clay and mild saline conditions are no problem! Because this Viburnum variety grows in full sun and it is a good choice to use throughout your landscape. Well-drained soil is best, but it will adapt to many soil types that shed water quickly after a rain event.

Prune lightly only to shape right after flowering is finished. This shrub blooms on last year's wood, so don't delay. Waiting too long will cut off the buds of next year's blooms. Renewal prune when dormant by removing the oldest fattest branches to the ground.

  • Flowers & Fruits Best in Full Sun
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil - Even Clay
  • Average to Higher Moisture Needs & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Deer Tend to Leave it Alone & Juglone Resistant

The bird and bee-friendly, edible ornamental Redwing® American Cranberrybush Viburnum truly has it all! Hurry and order your own dynamic four-season color accents today at!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Redwing® American Cranberrybush Bushes Fragrant?

The flowers on the Redwing® American Cranberrybush Viburnum have a mild sweet fragrance.

When Do You Prune Flowering Viburnum Shrubs?

Viburnum shrubs bloom on old wood, so it is very important to only prune them immediately after the flowers fade. Should you wish to enjoy the fruit that forms after the flowers fade, then do not prune, instead remove one-third of the oldest, fattest stems that are no longer as vigorous. Pruning them out at the ground level. This leaves fruit for birds and winter interest and increases overall plant vigor while reducing the size of your shrub.

Do Viburnums Like Full Sun or Shade? What is the Best Location for Viburnum?

Viburnums in general need full sun for the most fruit and flowers, but also do well in partial shade and afternoon shade. Highly adaptable, they enjoy mulched, enriched soil that is slightly acidic. They need regular moisture while young, but once established will only need supplemental moisture during extreme heat and drought.

Does Redwing® American Cranberrybush Viburnum Produce Fruit?

The Redwing® American Cranberrybush Viburnum will produce glossy red fruit but they need another Viburnum trilobum planted nearby for cross-pollination.

Does Viburnum Spread?

Redwing® American Cranberrybush Viburnum will stool out as the plant ages. Renewal pruning encourages new shoots to develop from the roots which is good but you can limit the width of the plant if so desired. It is not considered invasive.

Do Viburnum Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

Redwing® American Cranberrybush Viburnum is a deciduous Viburnum and will drop its leaves in the fall.

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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
#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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Redwing®  American Cranberrybush Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum trilobum 'J. N. Select'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Red & Dark Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering