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Highbush Cranberry vs Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

Viburnum trilobum

Ribes oxyacanthoides Jahns Prairie

Highbush Cranberry
Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

Highbush Cranberry produces attractive white flowers in late June and bears edible fruit that matures to a bright red colour in the late summer.

This shrub, native to much of Canada, is fast growing, and its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce to serve with various proteins. Consider buying one for your next home landscaping project.

Jahns Prairie Gooseberry produces large, delicious red fruit.

Found in the Red Deer River valley by Dr. Otto Jahn in 1984. This cultivar was found to resist insects and disease, tolerate frost, and produce high quality fruit.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

JAHNS PRAIRIE GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red
Fall colour: leaves turn yellow
Berries: edible red berries
Berries: red-pink berries (ripe in mid to late July). Dessert berries (high quality); disease resistant
Flowers: white clusters
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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