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American Cranberrybush Viburnum

Viburnum opulus L. var. americanum

Hardiness Zones: 2 - 7   View Map
  • Produces showy white flowers in flat-topped clusters that are 3–4" in diameter and bloom in mid- to late May
  • Yields edible bright red drupes from early September to February
  • Features lustrous medium to dark green leaves that provide lovely fall color, turning a variety of hues from yellow to red-purple
  • Grows in a rounded shape
  • Makes an excellent choice for screening and informal hedges

Tree Details



Growth Speed


Mature Height

8' - 12'

Mature Spread

8' - 12'

Scientific Name

Viburnum opulus L. var. americanum

Shipping Height



This durable, easy-to-grow plant will bring a variety of color to your landscape throughout the seasons. Spring flowers bloom snowy white, and the lustrous green foliage transitions to shades varying from yellow to red-purple in the fall. Bright red fruit also adorns the shrub from September through February.

The American cranberrybush viburnum works well as part of a privacy screen or informal hedge.

Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Preference

Acidic, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained, Wet

Wildlife Value

The fruit serves as food for various birds and wildlife.


The American cranberrybush viburnum was introduced in 1812.

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