• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Viburnum edule

Squashberry, Mooseberry

Main interest:
edible, medicinal fruits, red fall colour, attracts wildlife and pollinators
full sun to full shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
May to June
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 7 ft (2.1 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
hedges, naturalizing, wildlife gardens

Viburnum edule is a hardy, and native to Canada. It has attractive flowers and fruit, and brilliantly colored foliage in the fall. It is one of the most sought after shrubs for the wildlife gardener to attract birds to their garden. The squashberry bush also provides cover for small mammals. Butterflies visit the white flower clusters. Fruits are red or orange berry-like drupes that ripen in late summer and persist through winter.

Viburnum edule is a heavy fruit bearer, and its tart berries are highly valued for jellies and jams. In the wild it is found moist woods, forest edges, rocky slopes, along streams, and in swamps; and will do best in cool, moist soil; and in a variety of light conditions.

Highbush Cranberry is a traditional indigenous medicine plant, for coughs and digestive disorders, and a gargle for sore throats. 

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Viburnum pauciflorum, Viburnum opulus var. edule

Also known as: Lowbush Cranberry, Moosewood Viburnum, Squashberry Viburnum, Few-flowered Cranberry Bush

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