highbush cranberry


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Related to highbush cranberry: Viburnum trilobum, lowbush cranberry

highbush cranberry


[From the height of the shrub and its upright growth habit in comparison to the cranberry Vaccinium macrocarpum and similar species.]

high′bush cran′berry


n.
a viburnum shrub, Viburnumtrilobum, with broad clusters of white flowers and edible scarlet berries. Also called cranberry bush .
[1795–1805, Amer.]
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Noun1.highbush cranberry - deciduous North American shrub or small tree having three-lobed leaves and red berrieshighbush cranberry - deciduous North American shrub or small tree having three-lobed leaves and red berries
genus Viburnum, Viburnum - deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees: arrow-wood; wayfaring tree
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Persistent fruits such as black chokeberry, staghorn sumac, American highbush cranberry and bittersweet offer an excellent supply of high-energy winter food.
For example, highbush cranberry provides a terrific early summer show of white flowers, has an interesting rich green leaf, is easy to regenerate with pruning.
trilobum, or American highbush cranberry, grows in the northern United States and the southern half of Canada.