Family: Caprifoliaceae

Scientific Name: Viburnum opulus var xanthocarpum

Common Name: Yellow Fruited European Cranberry Viburnum


Viburnum opulus xanthocarpum is a yellow fruited variety of the Cranberry Bush. The normal fruit color for the Cranberry Bush Viburnum is red.

Plant TypeShrubs Deciduous
Hardiness Zone3-8
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny, some shade
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Flowerswhite cymes, mid to end of May
Fruityellowish to golden yellow to yellowish orange, turn translucent after a frost, I have seen this plant in fruit a few times and they were always light orange
Leavesgreen, reds in the fall
Dimensions6-8 by 6-8 feet (HS), maybe larger
Maintenanceprune to maintain shape after flowering
Cultivar OriginIntroduced in 1910 by the Spaeth Nursery of Berlin Germany
Notes & Reference#106-Viburnums (Michael Dirr), #214-Classic Viburnums (
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