Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum'

Yellow Fruit Cranberrybush

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As its common name implies, the yellow fruit cranberrybush viburnum is notable for its clusters of yellow fruit, which are unusual for the species. The foliage is a glossy apple green color, which also differentiates this cultivar from the species; it turns red and yellow in the fall. This cultivar was introduced in Berlin in 1910.

Viburnums are a versatile genus of multi-stemmed shrubs that are well suited to the home landscape due to their range of sizes and cultural adaptability. Some viburnums are noted for their fragrant flowers; most bear small fruit that may add visual interest. Many viburnums have attractive fall color. There are over 100 different varieties of viburnum at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8