Crampbark (Viburnum opulus), European Cranberrybush

Crampbark (Viburnum opulus), European Cranberrybush


Full sun, will tolerate part shade but with reduced fruit production. Zones 3-8.


Crampbark is tolerant of a wide range of soils including wet, boggy soils.

Growth Habits

Viburnum opulus is a medium to 10’ to 15’ multiple stemmed viburnum with attractive, almost maple like, foliage, attractive clusters of white flowers in the spring, and red, quite tart fruit that ripens in the fall and then shrivels on the plant and holds into the winter.

Landscape Uses

Shrub border, screen, massing, or wildlife plant.


Crampbark is used for either muscle or menstrual cramping, the fruit is quite tart and generally not suitable for fresh eating, however it can be processed into preserves or pemmicans.

Pricing Information

$20.00 / 1 gal.