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Wentworth American Cranberrybush Viburnum

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Showy Wentworth American Cranberrybush Viburnum

  • Outstanding Selection of a Native Shrub
  • Excellent Resource for Birds, Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Covered in Pretty Clusters of White Blooms in Late May
  • Rich Nectar Source
  • Attractive, Tri-Lobed Foliage
  • Plenty of Bright Red Berries for Jelly or Bird Feeding
  • Burgundy Fall Color
  • Large-Scale Screening Shrub
  • Exceptionally Cold Hardy
  • Adaptable
  • Can Be Grown in Full Sun or Partial Shade

Fall head over heels with the beautiful Wentworth American Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth'). You'll enjoy their handsome good looks all year-long!

Put these showy shrubs to work in your landscape, and you'll always have something to look at. Pair them with one of our other American Cranberries for the biggest berry harvest!

These multi-stemmed native shrubs feature a dense, rounded upright shape that provides a hard-working foundation for their many ornamental charms. Young branches take on a beautiful golden glow.

As their latin name suggests...the instantly recognizable, serrated leaves have three broad lobes apiece. Watch for the new spring leaves to emerge bright red and deepen to dark green.

Spring also brings a lovely season of white lacecap blooms. Each petite flower is shaped like a pinwheel, and there are many dozens found in every cluster.

All the butterflies in your neighborhood are sure to make their winged way over to your yard. The nectar-rich blooms can be used in charming May Day baskets.

Over the growing season, these heavy fruiting American Viburnums develop their annual autumn harvest. You'll cherish the way the large, scarlet-red fruit contrasts against the summer cloak of dark green leaves.

A Wentworth in full berry is as pretty as a picture! Harvest the ripe berries to use in preserves or jellies...or simply let the songbirds come and enjoy them.

As the temperatures dip, the green foliage turns a beautiful red in autumn. You'll get a full year's worth of beauty with this smart choice...and a happy Wentworth lives up to 40 years!

Adaptable Wentworth American Cranberrybush Viburnum is a joy to own; and are so easy to grow. They are a perfect choice for newbie gardeners, nature lovers, design aficionados, and fans of homemade jelly.

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How to Use Wentworth American Cranberrybush Viburnum in the Landscape

These make wonderfully informal screens or long hedges. Their densely held, unique foliage delivers a welcome sense of organic privacy.

Let them grow into a living "friendly fence" that offers so many benefits to your local ecology! Use them to create a happy, busy backyard where life thrives and flourishes.

This durable selection tolerates many conditions, including full sun or dappled shade. It puts up with periodically wet and occasionally dry soils, too.

That means you can run them all the way along your property line to define your space. Enjoy spring blooms, summer green, fall berries and color and a well-balanced winter display to catch the light snow and ice for a pretty wonderland.

Don't forget to plant another variety of American Cranberrybush nearby. Why not pop them in a modern mixed shrub border with one or more of our compact selections?

Viburnums are one of the most desirable shrubs in the Green Industry, after all. Collect these fabulous native shrubs and you'll effortlessly create a gorgeous designer-look.

Try one or more of these bird-friendly shrubs outside a window, and you'll gain a marvelous bower to enjoy indoors, as well. Imagine curling up with a pair of binoculars and watching as new baby birds hatch from their nest!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Wentworth needs at least four hours of sunlight a day. It would also love a spot in full sun all day long, as well!

It requires part shade to full sun and prefers sandy loam to some clay. Wentworth performs best on well-drained sites with better than average moisture...but is a forgiving plant that can adapt.

Add Nature Hills Root Booster to support a healthy shrub over its entire life. The ingredients create a symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots to help them access micronutrients from the soil.

Consistent moisture is important, especially during the first few seasons and in extended drought. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root systems, but pull it back away from the stems.

Prune right after the spring blooms are finished to shorten up any stems needed, as Wentworth is a shrub that blooms on last year's wood. Please don't wait too long, or you'll risk trimming off on next year's blooms!

Any major pruning should be done by cutting out the thickest stems out to the ground. Leave the thinner younger stems for best flowering and fruiting.

This is a very cold-hardy choice that can be grown in Canada, so there are no special winter considerations. Deer tend to leave it alone, but if they are in your area...please use and reapply Deer Repellent spray according to the directions.

Plant Wentworth American Cranberrybush Viburnum with our other plants for pollinators and birds. It's an exceptional choice...order yours today!

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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.

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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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Wentworth 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 'Wentworth'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Red, Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Flowering