General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Green maturing to red
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Common names
  • European Cranberrybush Viburnum
  • Guelder Rose
  • European Cranberrybush

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  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 3, 2011 7:40 PM concerning plant:
    I wanted Xanthocarpum because of its unusual yellow fruit, as compared to most varieties with the more common red fruits. Also the shrub really does stay much smaller than other common varieties. It's another shrub that I planted for fruit to attract the backyard songbirds. As far as that goes, it has been a big failure as nothing ever eats these fruits. They hang on all winter into the spring, when they just rot away.

    Rita on the north shore of Long Island, New York zone 6/7, where it is humid during our Long Island summers.

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