This valuable and attractive shrub is prized for its medicinal properties, fruit, and ornamental value. Ukraine ™ Highbush Cranberry features large clusters of snow-white flowers in the spring followed in September by bright red berries and striking reddish orange foliage. After frost removes their bitterness, the berries are used for preserves, candy and baked goods. The flowers, fruit and seeds are used in herbal medicine as a fever reducer, to lower blood pressure and treat heart disease. Ukraine™ was selected for its abundant crops of high quality fruit and its colorful, orange-red fall foliage. It often begins bearing the 2nd year after planting.
Latin Name: Viburnum opulus
Site and Soil: Highbush Cranberries likes full to 1/2 day sun and most soils.
Pollination Requirements: Highbush Cranberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Highbush Cranberries are hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Fruit Skin: Bright Red
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Highbush Cranberry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3-8