European cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum opulus)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
European cranberrybush viburnum
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European cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum opulus)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
8 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 12 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, rounded, with arching branches, suckering, leggy shrub; 8-12’ tall and wide; many cultivars; late, yellowish to reddish-purple fall color; showy, lacy, white flowers in late spring; bright red fruit in late summer to winter; fruit attracts birds; full sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils and pH, but prefers a cool, fertile, loamy soil; prefers moist, well-drained soil; tolerant to wet soil; intolerant to drought and road salt; very susceptible to viburnum borer and aphids; do not shear; has become invasive, do not plant near any natural areas; native to Europe, Africa, and Asia; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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