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Highbush Cranberry vs Dwarf Birch

Viburnum trilobum

Betula pumila

Highbush Cranberry
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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.

Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.

Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.

This species is often used by local artisans to twist into shapes like willow and make decorative hearts, circles, etc.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red
Fall colour: red-orange
Berries: edible red berries
Flowers: white clusters
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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