PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: High Bush Cranberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Viburnum trilobum / Adoxaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  cranberrybush viburnum

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

RAW/DRY

Jun

Fruits

tart

RAW/DRY/COOK

Jul-Sep

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:

 

COMMENT: Fruit - juicy but acid, excellent substitute for cranberries and are used in preserves, jams etc.(1) The fruits are sour with a lot of pectin. The flowers can be added to pancake batter or the like and made into fritters. Some think the berries taste better after one or two frosts, others think they are best collected before a frost. (2)

 

CAUTION: Large quantities of the fruit can cause vomiting and diarrhoea. The fruit is of very low or zero toxicity, it only causes mild upsets when eaten unripe or in large quantities.(1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  The fruits are rich in vitamin C.(2) Emetic;  Febrifuge;  Laxative;  Stomachic;  Women's complaints.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Viburnum+trilobum
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/high-bush-cranberry
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viburnum (genus)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viburnum_trilobum (species)
  4. https://permaculturenews.org/2015/02/09/foraging-fun-highbush-cranberries