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Highbush Cranberry vs Russian Almond

Viburnum trilobum

Prunus tenella

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Highbush Cranberry
Russian Almond

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.

Russian Almond is a low maintenance, short, slightly suckering shrub. It is covered with attractive, bright pink flowers in early spring before its foliage emerges.

This hardy species forms dense thickets attracts wildlife. Russian Almond prefers full sun and well-drained soils, but can tolerate moist soils.

The nuts it produces are quite attractive but very small. They are bitter and possibly toxic in large quantities.

Check out our YouTube channel video of the Russian Almond here.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Berries: edible red berries
Flowers: white clusters
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: 20 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: american cranberrybush, american cranberrybush viburnum, high bush cranberry, kalyna
Other Names: dwarf russian almond


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no