Joy Creek Nursery

529-032D4   Viburnum opulus 'Aureum'     ( European cranberry )

Viburnum opulus 'Aureum'
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Ultimately this becomes a large deciduous shrub, round in shape with dense arching branches. In ten year's time, the shrub measured 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide in our garden. The three-lobed leaves are irregularly toothed along their margins. They measure 2 to 4 inches wide. When they are young, the leaves are bright yellow. If the shrub is grown in too much shade, that color will deepen to green. It is often advised that Viburnum opulus 'Aureum' should be planted in all morning sun and afternoon shade in order to maintain its glowing color. The flowers are very similar to white lace-cap hydrangea flowers with tiny fertile flowers in the center surrounded by larger, showier sterile flowers. The common name European cranberry refers to the beautiful red fruits which are especially lovely against the yellow foliage.

Late spring.  8-10 ft. x 10 ft.

White flowers

Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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