Crampbark Tree (Viburnum opulus var. americanum 'Wentworth') in the Viburnums Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Viburnum opulus var. americanum Accepted
Viburnum trilobum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Red
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 3, 2011 10:14 PM

Give this shrub plenty of room because it can grow really big. I don't know why they are often called highbush cranberry as they don't look like cranberries to me. Shiny red fruit in the fall which is eaten by the backyard songbirds over the winter.


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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How lovely this plant is! by chelle Oct 4, 2011 12:44 PM 2
Name that Virburnum by Chantell May 11, 2017 4:48 PM 33
September In Rita's Garden by Newyorkrita Oct 12, 2012 8:51 PM 47

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