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Questions About Cranberry Plants

Asked by
tcpaws on
September 27, 2018
La Crosse, Wi

Q. Our high bush cranberries don\’t have berries. Why

They are planted in a sunny location, and well watered
They are two years old. Planted from the neighbors plants.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 29, 2018
Certified Expert

Generally, when you take cuttings, or splits from the parent... The transplants can take awhile to adjust and start producing. You could be expecting a wait of around 4 years or so, but often earlier, to see fruit on the plant.

With a little patients and proper care, the plant will be producing before you know it.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 20, 2019

Q. Bushes keep dying

We planted Bailey Compact American Cranberry bushes a few yrs ago along the SE corner of barn. We have amended the clay soil. Soil test was good, and we water them when needed. Still they die off. Could our SW winter winds do this?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
May 20, 2019

It does look like winter die-back but this viburnum is hardy to zone 2. Are they well-watered going into winter? Drying winter winds strip moisture even from bare stems. When the ground is frozen, roots can't send water to those stems and they die. I see lots of new healthy growth so. I don't think disease is the problem. Try wrapping the plants with burlap or putting up a temporary burlap "fence" just in front of the bushes to cut down on wind. Also worth a try is watering the bushes mid winter if there hasn't been rain or snow melt. One or two quarts per bush should be enough.

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