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Fruitfull American Cranberrybush Seeds

Packet of 10 seeds, FRAC_S $3.80 Out of stock

This simple trait called ‘compacta’ is found in many types of trees and shrubs. We found this trait in a few plants of this Viburnum trilobum selection found in Michigan (about 1 in a 1000) where the shrubs produce fruits all along the branches as well as the tips. The seedlings tend to flower at a younger age than others we have grown. This is a good one to experiment with to get higher yields compared to other named selections that fruit on the tips of the plant most of the time. Also some named selections are low in fruit yields and selection for other ornamental characteristics. This selection was originally grown from wild collected seeds in Michigan and not from a cultivated selection or named variety.

To germinate the seeds: Fall plant 1/4 inch deep. The following fall the root will go down and then spring will bring the top. Or Store in the refrigerator with moist media for 90 days then plant outside in the spring.   Remember seeds sprout after a cold and warm dormancy by putting down roots first.  

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Viburnum trilobum
Seed Source Michigan
Hardiness -30F
Height (ft) 12
Width (ft) 5-10
Pollination Requirements Self fertile as far as we know but may benefit in additional selections nearby or 2 plants of itself.
Soil Loam, clay, sand. Even somewhat wet. Adaptable.
Climate Zone 3-8
Ease of Cultivation Patience is needed for the germination, but once planted correctly it is likely to come up.

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