Viburnum opulus var. americanum (Viburnum trilobum)
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 8-12 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: May – June
Suggested Uses: American Cranberry Bush is an excellent shrub for wet soils. It is great for making borders and hedges in landscaping projects. Include this shrub in your edible landscaping projects! It is not closely related to the common cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon). Deer resistant.
Native Range: Native to the northern latitudes of the contiguous U.S. and into Canada. Native throughout Minnesota except for the southwest corner.
Pollinators/Habitat: Pollinated by bees and other beneficial insects. Host plant for several species of moth and butterfly caterpillars. Great for birds.
Flowers: Beautiful clusters of white flowers bloom early in the season. The fruit matures into bright red berries which are edible.
Leaves: Simple, opposite with 3 lobes. The foliage turns beautiful orange and red colors in the falls.
Other Names: Highbush Cranberry
More information: USDA plant profile