Sow outside in Spring /early Summer for germination the following Spring. Flower anthers are yellow. Seed requires 180-510 days warm stratification followed by 60-120 days cold stratification.
Description and site preference Common name: guelder rose; dogberry; water elder; cramp bark; snowball tree; European cranberry bush Scientific name: Viburnum opulus Family: Adoxaceae
Type and size - bush, 10-12 feet Hardiness zone - 3-7 Exposure - full sun, tends to be a pioneering plant Soil - moist, but not waterlogged, pH 6.0-7.5 Drainage - moderate to well-drained Economic factors
Years to harvest - 2 Maintenance - low Life of planting - 30+ years Machine harvest potential - medium (similar to elderberry) Suitable markets - fruit is too bitter for successful marketing