American Cranberrybush Viburnum

American Cranberrybush Viburnum
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Ornamental Shrub with Tasty Fall Harvest American Cranberrybush is a deciduous shrub that (although not related to the true cranberry commercially grown for food), provides both ornamental interest and an edible harvest. Choose one as a specimen plant or use several as they’re also effective in small masses and borders. Your American Cranberrybush (also known as Highbush Cranberry), has a lot to offer.  Round, flat flowerheads (consisting of tiny, white florets), will adorn your Cranberrybush in spring.  What a delightful herald to the upcoming summer season!  The flowers later give way to clusters of red berries that decoratively dangle from the bush in autumn.  The lobed, dark green leaves are reminiscent of maple leaves, and contribute to the American Cranberrybush’s full, vibrant appearance.  A purplish-red transition of the leaves for fall completes this remarkable shrub’s list of sterling attributes.  American Cranberrybush has a spreading nature with dense foliage and a rounded habit.  It will grow to 12 feet in height with an equal spread and has no significant disease or insect issues.  The berries are edible directly from the bush and often used in jams and jellies.  They are also a particular draw for your yard’s birds, as the berries tend to cling to the bush through the winter months.  American Cranberrybush prefers well-drained soils with more moisture than is average, but is a relatively hardy shrub overall.  It will do well in both full sun or shade and adapts well to occasional pruning.  Overall, American Cranberrybush is an exceptional choice for a hardy shrub that presents ornamental interest, as well as providing a tasty fall treat for both yourself and your feathered friends. * Spring flowers and fall color* Edible harvest* Wildlife interest* Hardy.

Nannyberry Viburnum

Nannyberry Viburnum
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Native Hedge Feeds Wildlife Nannyberry Viburnum, Viburnum lentago, is a native shrubby tree. It is a hardy upright growing shrub with glossy green foliage that turns red-purple in fall.  The creamy white flat-topped flower clusters in spring mature into small blue-black fruit. They provide winter food for birds and wildlife. Nannyberry is a large native shrub that will mature to 20′ and 10′ wide. It can be used as a large shrub or pruned into a small tree. The tendency for this shrub to sucker lends itself to a more open and leggy form, which can be used for windbreaks, hedges, or as a screen. It prefers full to part sun and is one of the more tolerant woody plants in shady sites. Nannyberry prefers loam soil with ample moisture. Pruning is required to remove suckers if a tree form is desired. Viburnum tends to be multi-season plant with ornamental value throughout  the season. *Heads of White Flowers in Spring*Suckering Habit*Large Shrub or Small Tree.