Viburnum opulus ‘Nanum’ – Dwarf European Cranberrybush

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More compact and smaller than most Viburnums, this cultivar is a great selection if you are looking for Fall foliage color in the garden. The red foliage during Autumn is the primary reason to grow this shrub. ‘Nanum’ works well as a hedge. If you like the red fall color of Burning Bush Euonymus, but are nervous about planting something that will require pruning to maintain a small size, this may be a good substitute for you. If you like the flowers of Viburnums, this one unfortunately won’t produce many, but the fall color may more than make up for that sacrifice.

US Hardiness Zone:4a
Berry Color: No fruit
Size (Height/Width)2-3 ft tall
Exposure:Full sun to part shade
Bloom Time(s):Few, if any, blooms
Growth Rate:
Native Country:Cultivar (No native area)
Flowering Season:Spring
Flower Color:Few, if any blooms
Fragrant?:No
Full Botanical Name:Viburnum opulus 'Nanum'

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Content Sources: Monrovia, Gary Kling – University of Illinois

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