British Columbia Cranberry Plant
- 30 Seeds-
British Columbia Cranberry Bush grows 8 to 12 feet tall and as wide. In late spring, it has flat-topped clusters of white flowers (not fragrant), followed by clusters of bright red berries in early fall through winter. Although they hold well and can be used for jellies and preserves, they are also enjoyed by birds. Plants can be so heavily laden with berries that the branches may droop almost to the ground. Fall foliage varies from green to yellow, red, and purple. This is a very handsome shrub for sun or light shade in good, well-drained, but moist soil. British Columbia Cranberry Bush is an under-used native shrub. Try it for screening, an informal hedge, or maybe along the border of your property
· Botanical Name: Viburnum trilobum vy-BURN-um try-LOW-bum
· Common Name: British Columbia cranberry bush
· Genus: Viburnum
· Noteworthy characteristics: Foliage shaped like maple leaves. Showy flowers in late spring followed by edible, red fruit. North American native.
· Care: Grow in full sun or partial shade. Tolerant of most any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
· Propagation: Sow seed in autumn, in a cold frame or seedbed. Take greenwood cuttings in summer.
· Hardness Zones: 2,3,4,5,6,7
This listing is for 30 seeds of British Columbia Cranberry Plant.
The seeds were freshly harvested in last fall on Vancouver Island and tested viable for planting.
Planting instruction is included.