Viburnum trilobum /American Cranberrybush Viburnum

Viburnum trilobum   / Viburnum trilobum
Foliage and a few berries
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Foliage and a few berries

Berries in late autumn look like cranberries

Berries just before leaves begin to turn autumn colors


Berries in August

Berries beginning to color in summer

Close view of berries just beginning to color in late summer

Mature plant in a landscape

Many seed produced by established plant

Leaf petioles are reddish

Young foliage with a reddish coloration

Berries and turning foliage in late August at the North Carolina Arboretum

A specimen plant with heavy fruit set

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Scientific Name: Viburnum trilobum
Common Name: American Cranberrybush Viburnum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an upright growing viburnum that produces showy white flowers in the spring and clusters of red berries in the fall. Autumn colored foliage can be quite nice. In time this viburnum can become a small deciduous tree under ideal growing conditions. It does best in a fertile, well drained soil and some sunlight to encourage heavier flowering and fruiting.