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Plant Name:

European Cranberrybush

Scientific Name:

Viburnum opulus


European Cranberrybush is a deciduous shrub with maple-like leaves and clusters of white flowers that give way to bright red berries. The berries are not typically consumed by humans but are attractive to birds.


Woodlands, wet areas, garden settings


European Cranberrybush provides food and cover for birds and small mammals. The shrub is also cultivated for its ornamental value, with some varieties having colorful fall foliage.

Growing Conditions:

European Cranberrybush grows best in moist, well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade


European Cranberrybush is often used in landscaping and hedgerows.

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Fun Facts:

European Cranberrybush is also known as Guelder Rose. The plant's berries resemble cranberries, hence the common name. The berries can be used to make jellies, preserves, and other culinary creations.

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