European Cranberry Bush

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Viburnum opulus
Common Name: European Cranberry Bush
Type: Deciduous shrub
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Bloom Time: April to May
Height: 96-150 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: White
Wildlife: Butterflies
Special Characteristics:
  • Beautiful serrated leaves with showy white flowers
  • Could be used as a hedge
  • Prune as needed immediately after flowering in late spring
  • Drooping clusters of berries appear in fall which are edible but bitter
  • Foliage turns purplish red in fall
Potential Pests: Aphids, Viburnum crown borer can cause stem dieback
Potential Diseases: Bacterial leaf spot, Stem blight, Powdery mildew