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Scientific Name: Viburnum trilobum
Pronunciation: vye-BUR-num try-LOE-bum
Common Name: highbush cranberry
Family Name: Adoxaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Tall shrub; leaves irregularly dentate, 3 lobes toward the apex half of blade, several club shaped glands where the petiole meets the blade; flowers white in a hydrangea-like inflorescence; fruit 8-10 mm long, red, and edible. Winter ID: buds opposite, smooth, 8mm long.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Open, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - northern, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Native planting, Reclamation, Screening, Spring interest, Summer interest, Tall background, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
highbush cranberry
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glandular hairs, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Orbicular
Apices: Acute
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Pinnately lobed, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Orange, Red
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant
Specific Pests: viburnum leaf beetle
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