Cranberry Seeds, American High Bush Cranberry

(Viburnum trilobum)  Zones 2 - 7. Deciduous shrub.

High bush cranberry is a plant I remember from childhood. We had a big bush growing next to my mother's little cedar shingled greenhouse. She didn't know that they were edible so the berries were always left for the birds.

You CAN eat high bush cranberries, and they are actually sweeter than the true, low bush cranberries!

You can eat the berries fresh, cook with them or make preserves.

In the Spring, the bush is covered with showy, white ombrelles. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 2 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeMedium shrub

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 60-80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Soil Preference: Loamy, consistently moist, but tolerates wide range of soil types.



- Soak seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 6 months warm, stratification days cold, moist stratification, followed by 120 days cold, moist stratification. This may sound long and complicated, but you can simply plant them in outdoors in the Spring for germination the following Spring. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are do decided to cold stratify in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 120 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $5.99

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