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VIBURNUM opulus 'Nanum'

Image of Viburnum opulus 'Nanum'

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Family

Caprifoliaceae

Botanical Name

VIBURNUM opulus 'Nanum'

Plant Common Name

Dwarf European Cranberrybush, European Cranberrybush

General Description

Dwarf European cranberrybush is a wonderful deciduous shrub that develops a pleasing round, mounded habit when mature. Unlike other selections it produces few flowers or berries. Instead it is grown for its small size and attractive, medium green leaves which are maple-like in appearance and turn brilliant hues of yellow, red and dark purple in fall.

European cranberrybush grows best in full to partial sun and likes moist soil with average drainage. This shrub is perfect for smaller gardens and can be used in shrub borders or foundation plantings.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Northern Africa, Central Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Red, Purple

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No