Cranberry viburnum

  • Latin name: Viburnum trilobum Marsh.
  • French name: Viorne trilobée
  • Synonym(s): Highbush-cranberry , cranberry-bush
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 35280
    530811 - (V. opulus var. americanum Ait.)
  • NA2 , C2
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - cranberry viburnum

Form

  • 3-lobed
  • Maple-like

Length

  • 5–11 cm 

Width

  • Almost as wide as long

Margin

  • Smooth or sparsely toothed

Petiole

  • 2–4 cm long, grooved
  • Several small club-shaped glands where it meets the leaf blade

Buds

  • Lateral bud and leaf scar - cranberry viburnum

Form

  • Terminal bud usually absent
  • Buds with a pair of fused scales

Colour

  • Reddish

Flowers

Form

  • In large, flat-topped terminal clusters (compound cymes)
  • Outer flowers showy, sterile
  • Inner flowers small, functional

Width

  • To 10 cm

Colour

  • Outer flowers white

Structure

  • Synoecious

Floral timing

  • June and July

Fruits

  • Fruit - cranberry viburnum

Form

  • Edible

Width

  • 8–10 mm

Colour

  • Orange to red

Structure

  • Drupe

Range

Across Canada

Photos
  • Cranberry viburnum
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