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Highbush Cranberry vs Romeo Cherry

Viburnum trilobum

Prunus cerasus x fruticosa Romeo

Highbush Cranberry
Romeo Cherry

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.

Romeo Cherry is a hardy deciduous hybrid shrub variety of Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. It features dark red/black, flavourful fruit most suitable for fresh eating, processing, and juice production. Romeo Cherry is also suitable as an accent or landscape tree.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

ROMEO CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red
Fall colour: orange
Berries: edible red berries
Berries: medium sized dark red/black cherries best for making juice or fresh eating
Flowers: white clusters
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
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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Ships To Canada: yes
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