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Viburnum opulus

Common Name(s):
European cranberrybush viburnum
Cultivar(s):
Compactum, Notcutt, Roseum
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; very easy to grow; prune out oldest stems to renew. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
8-12 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple dark green leaves; 2 to 4 in. long; pubescent below; yellow-red to purplish red fall color
Flower:
2 to 3 in. flat-topped cyme of white flowers; outer ring is sterile; bright red drupe in fall; persists into winter
Zones:
3 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright spreading multi-stemmed rounded shrub; arching cane-like branches
Width:
10-15 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, fall color, large shade tree, native, birds, red, yellow, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 1828

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