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botanical name:
Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth'
Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  American Highbush Cranberry, Dog Rowan, Crampbark
synonyms:  Viburnum opulus var. americanum 'Wentworth', Viburnum opulus subsp. trilobum 'Wentworth'
family:  Adoxaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 2 to 8
description:
Large deciduous shrub with soft maple-like leaves that display vivid colours in autumn. White lacecap flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by abundant clusters of large glossy red berries. Excellent early fruiting variety.

cultivation:
Any reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Grows well on clay soils. Very hardy.
If required, prune back shoots after flowering.

propagation:
By cuttings or layering.

usage:
The fruits are edible and used as a substitute for cranberries, usually to make preserves.

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