Dwarf Cranberry Bush

Viburnum opulus 'Nanum'

Deciduous shrub grown for its dense mounding habit and small size. The many branches are covered with small glossy tri-lobed leaves. Handsome hedge or filler plant. Flowering is sporadic. Full sun. Moderate grower to 2 to 2-1/2 feet high and wider. Cutting grown.
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Botanical Pronunciationvy-BER-num OP-ew-lus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall and slightly wider.
Bloom TimeSporadic summer blooms; does not produce fruit.
Design IdeasNo flowers needed here--this handsome small shrub offers red-tinged new growth and red fall color. And between those times, its mounding habit and clean, lobed leaves are a good foil to flowering shrubs and perennials in the border.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureDwarf Hedge Plant

Tolerant of a wide range of soils; prefers average, loamy, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually after flowering.

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