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American Cranberry

Viburnum trilobum


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-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
-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.

Coarse 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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Growing Zones: 2-7
(hardy down to -40℉)

Growing Zones 2-7
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

5-6 ft.

Mature Width:

5-6 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Viburnum trilobum

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Edible Cranberry Presents Healthy and Delicious Fruit

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.

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Customer Reviews

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I absolutely love this plant. It arrived in amazing shape. It continues to do well. Highly recommend this one!!
July 5, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Love this shrub
I got both of them in great shape. Although due to sudden emergency surgery have not had a chance to plant them yet. A friend put them in a protected area and covered with bark and we will see how they do? I sincerely hope they make it as I really love this shrub and it is hard to find locally.
October 7, 2017
1 year ago
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Poor quality
Was excited when I saw shrubs for sale sized at 4-5 ft. When they were delivered, they were sticks...maybe 2 single, skinny sticks at the most. And, the roots were poorly developed. When taken out of the plastic bag, the so-called shrubs fell over due to barely having a root system. To their credit, Fast-growing trees credited me for my purchase, but I have no confidence in buying from them again.
June 3, 2017
1 year ago
It is too early to tell how this plant will go through our harsh winters but right now, in early October, about one month after planting, it looks healthy and vigorous. I look forward to its continued growth in years to come as well as its foliage colors and berries for the birds.
October 3, 2016
Reinbeck, IA
over 2 years ago
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So far my American cranberries are doing fine. Dropped a few leaves but other than that there both good.
September 15, 2016
So.Lake Tahoe, CA
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 3 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
January 1, 2013
over 6 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
January 1, 2013
Slow at first; I gave the plant lots of water. It is going great guns!
January 1, 2013
over 7 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your American Cranberry

American Cranberry Planting Diretions

The american cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) is a lovely addition to any home landscape, with edible berries that are very similar in appearance/taste to a cranberry, but are not a true cranberry. This shrub moderate grower pushing out about 2 feet per year into a nicely rounded shape, reaching up to 10 feet wide/tall, it can be easily pruned for a smaller overall size. This is a cold loving plant, growing in USDA zones 2-7, but it does not care for heat or times of drought. This plant brings 3 seasons of attraction to your yard. Blooming in the spring with creamy, white flowers against dark green foliage. In the fall season the leaves turn shades of red, yellow and purple. The berries begin to ripen into a brilliant red that can persist throughout the winter providing food for you and woodland critters.

Location: The american cranberry is a full sun plant needing a minimum of 6 hours of direct light. They prefer alkaline, moist soil, but not standing water. They can tolerate drier soil once established but are not drought tolerant. These shrubs can be used as a deciduous hedge, a specimen plant, or a mixed border.

Planting directions: Once you have chosen your ideal location, it is time to plant your shrub. The ideal soil pH is 6.6 to 7.5 range for best results.

1) Dig a hole that is 3 times the width of the container that your cranberry arrived in and just as deeply.
2) Remove the plant from the container and lightly comb the roots with your fingers to loosen them so that they spread out more readily.
3) Position your plant so that it is upright and centered in the hole.
4) Tamp the soil as you backfill the hole with a mixture of 60% native soil and 40% compost or garden soil. Use a test kit to determine the pH of your soil, if the pH is low you can use lime to raise it.
5) Water the plant well when done to saturate all of the roots and the planting area. Make sure that the area drains well so that the roots are not in standing water.
6) Mulch the planting area with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to protect the roots from the cold temperatures as well as helping the plant to conserve the moisture that you are giving the tree.

Watering: American cranberry bushes prefer soil that is moist but not wet. They like well draining soil, but do not like to dry out more than approximately 2 inches down before getting watered again. Frequency of watering will depend on your soil type, climate, and current weather conditions. They will need more water during times of heat and drought and less during cooler periods.

Pruning: American cranberries bloom on old wood, for maximum flowering prune the plant after it is done flowering so that it can form new buds before the following spring. They do not require much pruning except for shape, and if you want to control the overall height of the plant.

Fertilizing: American cranberries do not need much fertilization to thrive. If your leaves begin to fade in color, you can use a small amount of nitrogen fertilizer, providing too much nitrogen will inhibit flower and fruit production. Compost is a good fertilizer for these plants as it is not too high in nitrogen.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Quick coverage, bright color, ease of care, assures desired product.
Norman J on Nov 30, 2018
Recommended by my brother. He is an organic farmer in Maine. I figured if he could grow them up there, I should be able to grow them here in southern New England.
Debra H on Jun 1, 2018
Quick coverage, bright color, ease of care, assures desired product.
Norman J on Nov 30, 2018
Color, fruit
Susan B on Oct 11, 2018
Recommended by my brother. He is an organic farmer in Maine. I figured if he could grow them up there, I should be able to grow them here in southern New England.
Debra H on Jun 1, 2018
I like to plant things that not only look good but have some use.
emily S on May 21, 2018
I love berries
Svetlana H on Nov 3, 2017
Love the berries and all year look.
Sharron E on Sep 23, 2017
Wanted a cranberry bush. It is doing great
Cheryl W on Jun 6, 2017
This is a pretty plant and cranberries have many health benefits
John S on May 6, 2017
Edwin F on Apr 26, 2017
Purchased for my son as a housewarming gift.....have not seen it .
Ellen M on Apr 21, 2017
I want a specimen bush that will provide color and food for the wildlife
shannon v on Apr 7, 2017
It's only suppose to grow to 5-6 feet tall. I hope so.
Pamela R on Nov 25, 2016
I just loved this shrub.
Lyubov R on Oct 14, 2016
Saw it featured on the tv show garden smart. They mentioned that cedar wax wings are attracted to the berries.
Therese D on Sep 3, 2016
Also because of their antioxidant properties
Estella G on Aug 24, 2016
I love that berry. I grew up in Europe where it is (as red currant) very popular.
yulia j on Aug 7, 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
Color, fruit
Susan B on Oct 11, 2018
I like to plant things that not only look good but have some use.
emily S on May 21, 2018
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: They need at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day.
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.
how much should a plant grow the first year and what about subsequent years?
pinky on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow up to 3 feet a year once established.
Can this bush be grown in a container in zone 4?
R M on May 19, 2016
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! :)

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