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Highbush Cranberry (Cranberry Viburnum)
Viburnum opulus var. americanum (Viburnum trilobum)

Highbush cranberry is not related to true cranberries; the name comes from its tart, edible red fruits. The showy outer flowers are sterile.

• Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)
• Habitat: moist woods
• Height: 3 to 10 feet
• Flower size: flowerheads up to 5 inches across
• Flower color: white
• Flowering time: May to July
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.