Specialization: Food-Cover-Screening Growth Rate: Normal Crop Abundance: Heavy Can Produce In: 3-5 Years
Soil Type: Wide Range
Soil Moisture: Well drained to Moist.
Height at Maturity: 8′-15’′
About Highbush Cranberry:
This plant is colonial propagated from the largest Cranberry bush I’ve ever seen in the wild meaning seedlings will be exact clones of this bush. Abundant red fruit! Berries persist into the winter and are eaten here on our farm by pheasants, turkeys, whitetails, rabbits and birds. Suckering habit will form very nice cover or visual screens and is a browse tolerant plant. Browsing actually stimulates the plant to put out more branches. Will grow in a wide range of soils types.
Here’s a little tip for thicker screens. In the fall lay down some of the branches and pin them to the ground with a landscape staple. Where the branch makes contact with the ground is where a new plant will take root. You can build screening as thick as any hedge over time with this method.