Others tend to refer to it simply as Viburnum trilobum. This cranberry grows in moist forests and along the edges of streams and rivers, as well as rocky areas in middle to low elevations. ga('linker:autoLink', ['secure2.convio.net', 'donate.cwf-fcf.org'] ); The highbush cranberry is a large and hardy deciduous shrub, typically growing 4 meters tall. are Stevens, Bergman and Ben Lear, Grygleski Hybrids and Pilgrim. They are one of the few berries that are available all winter. Caring for a high bush cranberry is relatively easy. The First Nations peoples relied on many native fruit species including: raspberries, strawberries, saskatoon berry, chokecherry, blueberry, pincherry, highbush cranberry, buffaloberry, buffalo currant and lingonberry (lowbush cranberries). Highbush cranberry is a bush with smooth grey to red bark and groups of small white flowers. In a garden setting it can tolerate a variety of soils, although moist well-drained soil is best. American Cranberry Bush. Put the branches in the garbage to ensure they don’t spread any further. Viburnum opulus L. var. The shrubs grow up to 12 feet tall with a similar spread, so give them plenty of room. Highbush Cranberry is also known as Squashberry, Mooseberry, Moosewood Viburnum, Lowbush Cranberry, Few-flowered Highbush Cranberry, Pembina, Pimbina, or Moosomin (in Cree Language). Like other Viburnums, it can be striking. Mailing Address P.O. These shrubs develop a dense rounded form and can reach heights of 4.5 metres with pretty similar spreads. Sierra Club BC EcoMap: Round-leaved Sundew. Highbush cranberry plants are native to some of the coldest regions of North America. For the native plant enthusiast with enough space for a shrub, the high bush cranberry may be the perfect choice. edule and V. pauciflorum (meaning few-flowered). Take the berries when they are fully ripe (a nice bright red), plant them in soil and wait. They grow at a moderate rate, about 3 feet per year. It grows up to 15 feet (4.6 m) high, with clusters of white flowers in late June. If you have a friend with a high bush cranberry and want to grow your own, you could propagate your own plants with the seeds. Leave it in a spot with indirect light until it shows signs of growth. All Rights Reserved. Later, the foliage puts on a show with plenty of fall colour. BC Cranberry Growers Association ; Cranberries: Rutgers Licensing and Technology ; Valley Corporation; Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Varieties. Highbush cranberry is a bush with smooth grey to red bark and groups of small white flowers. The berries are important for over-wintering birds. The high bush cranberry is native to every province in Canada in wet areas such as in thickets along shorelines, swamps and forest edges. Mammals such as deer, moose, red squirrels and beaver may feed on the various parts of the high bush cranberry. These European beetles have been known to slow growth and even kill bushes if they continue year after year. Charitable registration # 10686 8755 RR0001, //