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    American Cranberry for Sale


American Cranberry

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-t- Planting Mix
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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 2-7

Growing Zones 2-7 This plant is recommended for zones: 2-7
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

5-6 ft.

Mature Width:

5-6 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Viburnum trilobum

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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.

Customer Reviews

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Slow at first; I gave the plant lots of water. It is going great guns!
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
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
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
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
December 31, 2012
Product has not arrived. I think it s scheduled for December 1st. I am looking forward to the arrival. So far I am very happy with your plants. The Autumn Angel Encore Azalea planted late spring looks great. The three Nellie Stevens Holly trees arrived in good shape, and I will plant them today.
October 17, 2015
8 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Questions & Answers

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I needed a plant that would be beautiful in the summer, bear enough berries for me AND the birds, and fit in a spot where I can easily reach the plant to pick the berries. This one will do all of that!
Patricia P on Apr 24, 2016
like this tree
sergey s on Apr 8, 2016
I needed a plant that would be beautiful in the summer, bear enough berries for me AND the birds, and fit in a spot where I can easily reach the plant to pick the berries. This one will do all of that!
Patricia P on Apr 24, 2016
After researching for new plants for my yard, this item fits my landscaping needs and will hopefully be a eye catcher when they mature
Ed F on Apr 21, 2016
like this tree
sergey s on Apr 8, 2016
Love the fruit. :-)
Zina L on Mar 19, 2016
We like fresh cranberries and according to the description of this tree, they are edible. We are hoping to make some fresh cranberry sauce from homegrown cranberries this Thanksgiving. Time will tell.
Dennis F on Feb 4, 2016
To attract birds
Thomas Y on Nov 24, 2015
After researching for new plants for my yard, this item fits my landscaping needs and will hopefully be a eye catcher when they mature
Ed F on Apr 21, 2016
Love the fruit. :-)
Zina L on Mar 19, 2016
Will the American Cranberry do well in area with some a.m. sun but mostly shade during the day?
Doris F on Jan 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine is growing slowly first year.
Do I need 2 cranberry bushes to get the berries?
Jackie S on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are pollinated by insects. One should produce , but always good to have more than one. Don't know how many years it takes for fruits.
Hope this helps!
Are cranberry shrubs part of the evergreen family?
Nancy S on Nov 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm going to get a bit technical here. Evergreens are not a family, they are a type of seasonal adaptation that keeps foliage all year. Almost all pines and junipers (which belong to a few families within the larger class of Gymnosperms) are evergreens. Among the class of Angiosperms, the trait of being evergreen is more rare. From what I have read (quick Wiki check) cranberries are supposed to be evergreen, but I'm not sure to what extent - whether they actually keep full foliage thru a harsh winter.
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 ~
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.
will cranberries grow and produce
in zone 8?
B W on Jan 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dear BW -- I live in zone 4 (MI), and my American Cranberry has only been in the ground for less than a year! At this point, I'm not certain of its success in growing cranberries! Obviously, its just started and trying to survive its first winter (though it's more mild this year). The plant is said to "thrive in zones 2 - 7," suggesting that it requires a cooler climate. 'Your zone 8' may be too hot and/or dry to expect a sustained growth and berries -- in which case it may require more attention with mulch and moisture. Because of the berries developing, the soil needs to be rich and moist. I'm sorry my experience/advice is so 'young,' but you can try one plant at first to see how it grows, then go from there! Good luck! :)
Can this bush be grown in a container in zone 4?
R M on May 19, 2016
why is this tree needed to ship in December?
Angela P on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree is best to dig after it is completely dormant so that is when we will be able to provide them.

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