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PlantFiles: American Cranberry Bush (Tree), Crampbark Tree, Wild Gueldes-Rose, Gueldres-Rose, Dog Rowan Tree
Viburnum opulus var. americanum 'Compactum'

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Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: opulus var. americanum
Cultivar: Compactum

Synonym:Viburnum opulus subsp. trilobum
Synonym:Viburnum trilobum

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Lilypon On Sep 29, 2006, Lilypon from Moose Jaw, SK (Zone 3b) wrote:

According to Advanced Tree Technology (who is a vendor of the above) :

This is an excellent deciduous shrub for screening up to 10 to 1ft. high. It grows to a width of 8 ft. with very dense growth of up to 3 feet per year in full sun or part shade. The American Cranberry Bush has showy white flowers in spring followed by red berries in fall and winter. These berries hang through mid winter, making excellent bird feed. This shrub has very few insect problems and prefers good, well-drained soil. For best growth, provide supplemental water during drought periods. For a solid screen, plant bushes 2 to 3 ft. apart.

Neutral bigcityal On Dec 9, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

My experience with this plant is that it looks nice for some years but is very prone to borer which will diminish it .

Positive jsandco On Oct 21, 2004, jsandco from West Bend, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant is one of my favorites. White spring flowers, gorgeous maroon fall color, clusters of deep red berries that stay all winter and look great in the snow. The berries attract birds in the early spring. Best to mulch around the plant as it likes its roots to stay cool, and water this shrub during dry periods, doesn't do well in drought . Other than that, an easy care plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winnetka, Illinois
Matthews, Indiana
Valparaiso, Indiana
Dracut, Massachusetts
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Collingswood, New Jersey
Syracuse, New York
Dayton, Ohio
Menasha, Wisconsin
West Bend, Wisconsin



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