Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American Cranberry Bush; Highbush Cranberry Viburnum)

Height: 8-12 feet
Spread: 8-12 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Average, moist, well-drained soils.
Description: This American viburnum, synonymous with and formerly known as Viburnum trilobum, is native to swampy woods, bogs, lake margins, pastures, thickets, slopes and moist low places from New Brunswick to British Columbia south to New York, the Great Lakes, South Dakota and Oregon. This deciduous shrub with a dense, rounded, spreading habit typically grows to 8-12 feet tall. White lacecap white flowers cover the shrub in spring, which are followed by drooping clusters of cranberry-like red berries (drupes) in fall. The berries are edible fresh off the shrub and are sometimes used to make jams and jellies.


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