highbush-cranberry Caprifoliaceae Viburnum
opulus var. americanum L. var. americanum Aiton
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, 3-lobed, 2 to 4 inches long, coarsely dentate. Petiole has round, raised glands near base of leaf, petiole is grooved.
Flower: White, flat top cluster about 2 to 3 inches across, outer flowers larger and sterile, appearing in late spring and early summer.
Fruit: Drupes, nearly round, 1/3 inch across, bright red, juicy, maturing in fall.
Twig: Light reddish brown, lustrous; buds with only 2 visible scales, green and slightly stalked.
Bark: Gray, becomes rough scaly with age.
Form: Large shrub (15 feet tall), arching stems, very dense, rounded form.
Looks like: European cranberrybush viburnum
- mapleleaf viburnum
- linden viburnum
| Additional Range Information:
Viburnum opulus var. americanum is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting highbush-cranberry.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson