Viburnum opulus var. americanum – American Cranberrybush

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Edible, ornamental fruit along with showy white flowers and good fall color make this variety of Viburnum opulus a true winner. The drupes are less bitter than those on the straight species and can be eaten right off the bush or made into jelly or jam. Unlike many Viburnums, this variety has long-lasting red drupes from fall to February. This is also one of the most cold-hardy Viburnums on the market, with a USDA hardiness zone rating of 2b.

US Hardiness Zone:2b
Berry Color: Red
Size (Height/Width)8-12 ft tall
Exposure:Full sun to part shade
Bloom Time(s):Mid to late May
Growth Rate:
Native Country:Canada and United States
Flowering Season:Spring
Flower Color:White
Fragrant?:No
Full Botanical Name:Viburnum opulus var. americanum

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Content Sources: Missouri Botanical Gardens, Gary Kling – University of Illinois

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