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Viburnum trilobum


Wentworth Highbush Cranberry

  • Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth'

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days +, cold stratify for 60 days +
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Introducing the Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth' Wentworth Highbush Cranberry - a stunning deciduous shrub with a multitude of desirable features. This form was specifically selected for its late ripening and highly edible fruit. The fruit starts off yellow-red and matures to a bright red, resembling cranberries in appearance and flavor. The plant also boasts good red fall color, providing a beautiful autumn display.

In addition to its attractive fruit, the Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth' showcases white flowers in flat-topped clusters, adding to its overall charm. The leaves are three-lobed and have a reddish hue when they first emerge. As they mature, they turn shiny green and then transform into a vivid blend of yellow, red, and purple during the fall season.

Ideal for screens and hedges, this shrub grows up to 4 meters tall and has dense, arching stems. The twigs display a reddish-brown color that adds to the plant's visual appeal. With its glossy foliage and vibrant fruit, the Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth' is truly a "very handsome" addition to any landscape, as described by expert Michael Dirr.

Native to North America, this shrub can be found from New Brunswick to British Columbia, south to New York, Oregon, and Virginia. It is closely related to the European and Asian Viburnum opulus, but is often treated as a variety or subspecies of it.

Not to be mistaken for actual cranberries, the Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth' earned its nickname for its resemblance to cranberries and the similar ripening time of year. The fruit, although sour, is rich in vitamin C and can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce to accompany meat or game. It is also often used to make preserves and jellies.

Growing in a variety of soil types, this shrub prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soil that retains moisture. Adequate water is necessary, especially during the establishment phase and throughout the growing season. Windbreaks are recommended to protect the plant from desiccation during the colder months and to reduce water requirements in summer.

With its striking appearance and versatile uses, the Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth' is an excellent choice for those interested in incorporating a native and visually appealing shrub into their landscape. Whether you're looking for a beautiful hedge or a source of vitamin C-rich fruit, this Highbush Cranberry is sure to impress.

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