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Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' (European Cranberrybush)

European Cranberrybush 'Roseum', Guelder Rose 'Roseum', Viburnum opulus 'Sterile', Water Elder 'Roseum', Cramp Bark 'Roseum', Snowball Tree 'Roseum', European Cranberry Bush 'Roseum', European Cranberry Tree 'Roseum', Marsh Alder 'Roseum', Ople Tree 'Roseum', Red Elder 'Roseum', Rose Elder 'Roseum'


Prized by florists, Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' (European Cranberrybush) is a large, bushy deciduous shrub of rounded habit, adorned with a profusion of large rounded clusters, 3 in. across (7 cm), packed with sterile flowers in late spring. Emerging soft lime green, the eye-catching snowball blossoms change to pure white and often blush pink before they fade. They contrast nicely against the foliage of soft green, maple-like leaves that turn attractive shades of orange and red in the fall. A lovely addition to the landscape, 'Roseum’ is a sterile cultivar with no fertile florets and no berries. Excellent cut flowers for floral arrangements.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 10-12 ft. tall (300-360 cm) and 12-15 ft. wide (360-450 cm).
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moderately fertile, humus-rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect as specimen plant or in shrub borders, hedges and screens and foundation plantings.
  • Attractive to butterflies.
  • Low maintenance, this plant may be affected by aphids, viburnum beetle and leaf spot.
  • Prune after flowering.
  • Propagate by softwood and semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Viburnum opulus species is native to Europe, Northern Africa and Northern Asia.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 12' – 15' (3.6m – 4.5m)
Spacing 144" (360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 12' – 15' (3.6m – 4.5m)
Spacing 144" (360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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