Viburnum opulus var. americanum (V. trilobum)
(American cranberrybush)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

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Additional Species:

‘Wentworth,’ ‘Hahs,’ ‘JN Select’ (Red Wing)

Height: 6 – 10 feet


Spread:  12 feet


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Fruit: clusters of edible red drupe fruit; very showy in late summer through fall


Comments & Cautions:
generally fewer problems than with European cranberrybush (V. opulus); cultivars valuable for compact growth and prolific fruiting


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

upright, rounded, spreading; may sucker or root from prostrate stems

Foliage

lobed green leaves; red to yellow fall color; medium texture

Flowers

showy flat-topped flower structures composed of tiny white fertile flowers surrounded by large sterile flowers; May-June

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