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American Cranberry

American Cranberry

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The American Cranberry Bush has showy white flowers in spring followed by pretty red berries in fall and winter. These berries make excellent bird feed through mid winter. Very easy to grow!

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American Cranberry

Edible Cranberry Presents Healthy and Delicious Fruit

Bare-Root:

The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

3-4 ft.

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List: $ 59.90
Sale: $ 29.95
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Planting Mix for Fruit Trees
American Cranberry Planting Mix

Helps your American Cranberry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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American Cranberry
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


DIEHARD Transplant
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There’s a lot to like about this flowering edible shrub. The deciduous American Cranberry bush is hardy, maintenance-free, adaptable, and it adds attractive year-round interest to your landscape. 

Native to North America, this sizeable ornamental sports dense upright branches that grow into a full mounded form. Vibrant deep green leaves occur in opposite pairs that are 3-lobed. 

Springtime brings an abundance of flat, cream-colored flowers in broad groupings that have a lacy and delicate appearance. Clusters of plump berries follow, starting out green and turning yellow-orange and finally bright scarlet by fall. 

As autumn approaches, American Cranberry’s outstanding emerald green leaves begin turning gorgeous shades of orange, crimson and burgundy. Once the leaves begin dropping, the fire-engine red berries become even more visible, creating a dazzling display. 

If allowed to remain, these stunning bunches of berries will hang on the shrub through the winter. This not only offers radiant warm color to an often monochromatic and frosty landscape, but also provides a much-welcomed nosh for birds and small mammals when food sources are in short supply. 

Maturing to heights of 5-6 feet with a similar spread, the American Cranberry bush can be planted in rows and clipped to take shape as a stunning privacy hedge. With its upright and naturally rounded shape, this shrub can be grown in small groupings for accent, or used as a specimen plant to set off the corners of your home. 

Thriving in zones 2-7, the American Cranberry bush grows nearly anywhere in the country. It does well in full sun or shade and prefers a well-drained soil rich in natural matter to help retain ample moisture. The American Cranberry bush should not be allowed to dry out for extended periods of time. 

Feed with a balanced fertilizer once a year, if desired, and apply a 2-4 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the shrub to protect against cold and keep the soil moist. Thinning out older stems, along with a bit of strategic trimming will rejuvenate the plant and help maintain its desired size and shape. 

Cranberries contain bacteria-blocking compounds that aid in promoting urinary tract health that help ward off ulcers and certain oral bacteria that can lead to gum disease. In addition, cranberries contain phytochemicals, or health-promoting benefits that reduce oxidative destruction of cells, which can lead to cancer, heart disease and other degenerative diseases. 

These low-sodium berries are cholesterol- and fat-free, so try them dried as a sweet ‘anytime’ snack, whip up a batch of delicious jam, or press them to make a tasty juice. Of course, you should try your hand at some fresh Cranberry sauce to accompany your Thanksgiving turkey or roasted chicken any time of the year. 

Besides the great health benefits and sweet taste, Cranberries are great for crafters to own. During the fall and winter holidays, you can cleverly incorporate Cranberries into your home decor for very little cost. The vibrant red berries and rich green leaves are an inexpensive and eye pleasing addition to existing wreaths, swags and bouquets. 

For questions about the American Cranberry bush, or any of our other fantastic plants and trees, don’t hesitate to contact us. Let our knowledgeable staff assist you with your next landscaping project. 




Growing Zones: 2-7

Mature Height: 5-6 ft.
Mature Width: 5-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Viburnum trilobum
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 2-7
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 2-7
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It's Easy to Plant your American Cranberry


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your American Cranberry.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your American Cranberry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your American Cranberry again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Slow at first; I gave the plant lots of water. It is going great guns!
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Just received the plants and transplanted them.I have never received plants in such excellent, hearty and healthy condition. Kudos to Fast Growing Trees! Would order again in a heart beat
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I love cranberries, and they are so easy to take care of, I use mine during the holidays and I make juice and use it during the summer very refreshing over ice
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Are the cranberries on this plant edible for humans?
Patricia R on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the cranberries produced by the American Cranberry Bush are edible and also delicious.
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How old are your cranberry plants?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: I just received and planted a cranberry this past January, however it does not look like it will live. The plant seemed to be thriving, until the summer heat started kicking in. I live in growing zone 8, but even in a shaded location and ample water, the heat is likely too much for that plant species here ~
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Are cranberry shrubs part of the evergreen family?
Nancy S on Nov 11, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.