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Viburnum opulus ‘Xanthocarpum’

European cranberry bush

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height2.5m to 4m
  • Spread3m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Viburnum opulus ‘Xanthocarpum’ (European cranberry bush). Has medium green leaves, turning yellow in autumn, with yellow fruit and white flowers.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Cranberry bush

Origin

Britain and Europe

Interest and use

Ornamental fruit

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are moderately frost hardy. Grow them in any well-drained soil in sun or light shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or from seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

All are prone to honey fungus and leaf spot. Aphids and viburnum beetles may be a problem.

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