American Highbush Cranberry
2 to 3 ft. plants
An attractive, hardy, and tolerant shrub that reaches heights of 10-12 feet at maturity. Prefers a moist (not flooded!) site, but can do well in dry areas with full sun. An important wildlife species; a profusion of white flowers give way to clusters of bright red fruit in the Fall; the berries hang on the plant into winter and are excellent forage for many birds. Edible for humans, but not the most palatable. For a full hedge effect, plant 3-4 feet apart. Self fertile.