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Cranberry Bush, American


Height and Spread Cranberry bushes can grow up to 4 metres in height and may have a crown width of 2 to 3 metres.

Hardiness Zone 2

Preferred growing conditions Can grow in partial shade to full sun on moist sites that drain well.

Form Cranberry bushes found in urban areas are round in shape with dense branches.

Flower/seeds Tiny white flowers bloom along the branch.

Leaf Cranberry bush leaves are 5 to 12 cm in length which are dark green throughout the season but turn orange-red in the fall.

Bark/wood Bark is greyish brown and appears waxy.

Berries Bright red or scarlet berries with a small pit in the middle.

Pruning Prune to remove dead branches.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Sometimes damaged by dogwood borers. Wildlife may eat the fruit.