Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American Cranberry Bush)

Kingdom

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 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

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 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

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 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

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 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

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 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

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 Asteridae

Order

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 Dipsacales

Family

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 Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle family

Genus

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 Viburnum L. viburnum

Species

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 Viburnum opulus L. European cranberrybush

Variety

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 Viburnum opulus L. var. americanum Aiton American cranberrybush

This is the American variety of European Cranberry Bush, Viburnum opulus var. americanum.

It grows quickly to reach 8-12, with many stems. The deeply lobed leaves are glossy and attractive. Flat clusters of lacy, white flowers unfurl in May. Red autumn foliage stands out, as do the scarlet berries.

These edible berries are rich in Vitamin C and are sought out by many wildlife species.

Viburnum trilobum does well in a moist site with full to partial sun. It is native from Oregon north through Canada and very hardy (USDA 2-7).

   
       
   
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