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Campus Gardens

Viburnum trilobum
American Cranberry Bush Viburnum
Family: Adoxaceae

This bush is native to northeastern and northwestern United States and is hardy up to zones 2. It is a deciduous shrub that grows up to 12 feet tall and has a moderate growth rate. It has an opposite leaf arrangement and 3-lobed leaves that are 2 to 5 inches long. The leaves are also dark green in color but in the fall can turn red to purple. Little white flowers will bloom on this plant in early June and has red edible drupe fruits that mature in September. It likes sun to partial shade and attracts birds and wildlife. This bush can be found along Ring Road and in the entrance garden to campus.

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