View Larger

Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Cranberrybush has stunning white flowers reminiscent of a hydrangea, which makes up for its somewhat coarse texture and stiffly upright growth.

    Latin Name

    Viburnum opulus


    Family

    Adoxaceae


    Also Known As

    Snowball Bush Guelder Rose


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 15'
    Max Spread: 15'

    Uses

  • Hedge
  • Naturalize
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, northern Africa, and Asia


    History

    Washington received some young guelder rose plants from his neighbor George Mason at Gunston Hall in 1785.


    Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
    Estate Hours

    Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    iconDirections & Parking
    buy tickets online & save