Viburnum edule, the highbush cranberry, offers tart red berries that make delicious jellies and pies.
Viburnum edule is known as highbush cranberry, squashberry or mooseberry. It is native to much of Canada and the northern US including BC. The tall, upright stems have attractive, textured, maple- or grape-like, lobed, deciduous leaves and are tipped by clusters of white flowers that are followed by tart red or orange berries. They can be eaten fresh or used to make great jellies and pies! The fruit are also popular with birds and other wildlife. This plant has a long history of First Nations use.
Common Name: Highbush Cranberry
Family: Adoxaceae (The Viburnum family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Wet to moist streambanks, swamps, and forests from sea level into the steppe and montane zones from BC and Alaska across much of Canada and into the northern US states.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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