American cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum opulus var. americanum) (formerly Viburnum trilobum)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
American cranberrybush viburnum
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American cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
8 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 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
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, rounded to vase-shaped, suckering, leggy shrub with arching branches; 8-12’ tall; 10-12’ wide; many cultivars; early, 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; native to Wisconsin; 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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