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Species: Viburnum opulus

(vye-bur'num op'pue-lus)

Viburnum opulus

European Cranberrybush Viburnum; European Cranberry Bush

Found on Course Walks

Viburnums, Groundcovers & Vines;
Cornus, Viburnum, and Friends - Winter Identification

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub 4 to 8 feet

8' - 10' (spread 8' - 12')

Deciduous

rounded shrub

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

3b

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

cold tolerant; adaptable to partial shade though best fruiting is in full sun

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

aphids can be a problem; very susceptible to V. Leaf Beetle

Bare Root Transplanting

Easy

Other

V. opulus of European Northern Asia and North African origin, naturalized in US; V. opulus var. americanum, of U.S. origin.

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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