Viburnum trilobum

American Cranberrybush

Categories: Shrubs

Viburnum trilobum is unusually beautiful with its soft maple-like leaves, producing white lace cap flowers mid-May to mid-June, followed by bunches of shiny bright red berries by August, which can be harvested in autumn.

More About Viburnum trilobum

  • native cranberry bush
  • great for birds and wildlife

This native viburnum offers ornamental interest throughout the seasons; flowers in spring, red fruit in late summer and red fall color.  This American species is a better choice than the similar European cranberry bush which has become an invasive plant in some areas.

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10-15 ft


6-8 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Viburnum trilobum Characteristics


  • Native to Northeast
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Specimen
  • Hedging


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Burgundy

Flower Color

  • White


  • bright red


  • Spreading