Caprifoliaceae
Viburnum edule

Highbush Cranberry

Spreading to erect, deciduous shrub. Bark smooth, reddish on young branches. Leaves opposite, shallowly 3-lobed, with sharp teeth, hairs on lower surface, turning brilliant red in autumn. Flowers in small clusters on short stems with single pair of small leaves. Flower white, 5-lobed. Fruit red to orange, berry-like, with large flat pits and acid juice. Grows with other shrubs in moist places at edges of forests and streams.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--9 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes