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Highbush Cranberry vs Western Snowberry

Viburnum trilobum

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Highbush Cranberry
Western Snowberry

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.

Like the Common Snowberry, the Western Snowberry is a small shrub with pink flowers useful for feeding livestock and preventing erosion. Unlike the common species, however, the Western Snowberry is much more suited to wet conditions, capable of persevering through poor soil drainage and occasional flooding.

After the Snowberry's flowers have bloomed, it produces berries which often last on the plant through winter. These berries are toxic to humans, but livestock and local wildlife love them! Those hoping to attract wildlife to their property can plant Snowberry and expect to see animals foraging on it much later in the year than other plants.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Berries: edible red berries
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Flowers: white clusters
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans

Other Names: american cranberrybush, american cranberrybush viburnum, high bush cranberry, kalyna
Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes