Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Dwarf European Cranberrybush Viburnum

{Picture of Dwarf European Cranberrybush Viburnum}

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Small
  • Scientific Name: Viburnum opulus 'Nanum' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Viburnum
  • Parent: Viburnum opulus
  • Related Cultivars:

    Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'
    Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 2-4'
  • Bloom Color: Not Applicable
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    A dense mounded cultivar with little or no flower, fruit and fall color. The foliage is very susceptible to a leaf spot disease that will defoliate the plant in wet years.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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