Viburnum dilatatum is commonly called linden viburnum because its leaves resemble those of the linden tree (Tilia). I noticed a couple in the pasture. Mapleleaf viburnum is a great choice for hedging or wildlife gardens. First you steam them over boiling water, when cool roll them between your fingers, let stand over night, then dry in an oven. Edible viburnums, also known as highbush cranberries, are worth a closer look for their beauty and their value as edible berries. I’m also concerned that birds may not eat non-native fruits. I’ve often thought that human story was worth the extra effort and that some researcher or descendant in the future would be pleased even if they don’t know I was the one who found out why he was called Eleven. All rights reserved (About Us). [10] are actually a spreading groundcover with long thin tendrils.The “cranberries” that grow on bushes aren’t technically cranberries, but a group of species of viburnum that happens to produce somewhat edible fruit. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Since this Viburnum is eatable does that mean that all the cultivars of this species is OK to eat as well? State forestry or departments of natural resources ususally deal only with natives. True cranberries (Vaccinium sp.) More specific uses: Viburnum alnifolium, Hobblebush, Mooseweed, ripe fruit sweet and palatable tasting like raisins or dates. And just to make sure you know V. oplus berries are toxic raw and must be cooked. Or maybe you have a hybrid between kousa and another dogwood? Curious, and as a person interested in genealogy, I began calling his relatives to find out why he was named Eleven. Locally we have four or five Viburnums — again experts disagree — but two are definitely edible. Now you know why Viburnum, Missouri, is called Viburnum and not Lone Pine. Viburnum nudum, Smooth-withe-rod, Possom Haw, apple-shaped fruits, compressed, 1/4 inch long, deep blue, sweet, eaten raw. The humble hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides) is one such plant, a companion to hikers year-round. Environment: Swamps, bay heads, wet woodlands. A few decades ago when I wrote for newspapers the duty of writing the obituaries rotated daily. Beauty and Pleasure Virgil wrote “lenta viburna,” lenta meaning pliant, flexible, and viburna perhaps meaning of the path.) Trilobum was common in Indiana along the rivers we kayaked, and was also used as an ornamental at my college (where I’d snack on it, much to my peers’ horror). Viburnum lentago, Wild Raisin, Sweet Vibrunum, Sheepberry, blue-black fruit, pulpy, sweet, juicy, pleasant. Shiny, intensely red fruits the size of blueberries color up in summer and fall. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. V. sargentii is not mentioned in any of my references regarding edibility. Dillard Mill on the Huzzah River, Viburnum, Missouri. They can be dried for later use. Viburnum casinoides, Withe-rod, Nannyberry, Moosewood, the pulp is sweet, well-flavored, hanging on the tree deep into winter. Are their berries ediable? Thank you! Comments or questions about this site, or for permission to use photos and information. Highbush Cranberry is also known as Squashberry, Mooseberry, Moosewood Viburnum, Lowbush Cranberry, Few-flowered Highbush Cranberry, Pembina, Pimbina, or Moosomin ( in Cree Language). The fruit is acidic but edible off the plant and when properly prepared makes a good preserve. The Feds agreed and asked him what he wanted to call the place. Fruits of the V. nudums were eaten by the Abernaki and Algonquin Indians. I just saved your information so that I can head off and check out all of the properties that you mentioned in this wonderful post and now my long suffering vibernums can have a haircut and can stay in my edible food forest garden legitimately without just being “bee attracting shrubs” 🙂. Many birds prefer to eat the berries after they have been once frozen and thawed, which reduces the acidic content. The Rusty had much smaller bloom clusters followed by many of the fruit falling off. I was so elated to discover Black Haw (prunifolium) on my property…but now that I’m looking at this post….mine look more like lentago! It  can get quite large and older trees do fruit. Reconstrucion of Oetiz the Ice Man’s Face. I have bookmarked to study later. will have to take more pics and let you know… Edible Shrub Descriptions All shrubs below are deciduous and grow best in full sun and on well-drained soil unless otherwise stated. Locally Viburnums are easy to recognize by their opposite leaves and five-lobed flowers. The fruit ripens in fall—just in time for the fall and winter holidays. Another edible viburnum, along with highbush cranberry, wild raisin, and nannyberry. Viburnum opulus. Although no relation to real cranberries (. -- Same as above but only 4 to 5 feet tall. Englishman John Lindley in 1846 called the native Viburnums “miserable food for savage nations.” There is a shadow of truth in that. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). I appreciate them as cold climate hardy shrubs (they must be hardy to survive the conditions here for over 20 years with no water) but now some of them are actually edible? Is the Viburnum Rufidulum toxic to goats? His name was Dr. Jesse Campbell Mincher (1866-1940.) Native Americans had a wide variety of ways to use the berries of various Viburnum species. Remove seeds. Growing several in the same area will encourage a good display of berries. Hey Green Deane! One site I don’t trust says “yes” and references Cornucopia. Give a shade garden or woodland area a pick-me-up with pretty mapleleaf viburnum. At least I THINK that’s the species. Wayfaring Tree. That excites me more than it should! 3-4 tablespoons of berries (fresh, dried or frozen) in the evening pour 0.5 liters of cold boiled water, insist night, strain in the morning, squeeze … In late summer to early fall, berries in shades of both deep pink and blue-purple often … Viburnums bend easily. Great blog by the way!!! Viburnum edule, Squashberry, Mooseberry, fully ripe berries are slightly acidic, pleasant tasting, can be eaten raw. Virburnum trilobum, High-Bush Cranberry red fruit substituted for cranberries, used in sauces, juice, jams, jellies, syrup and wine. The Viburnum nudum has opposit leaves. Method of Preparation: Fruit used raw or cooked, fruit leather. Several Viburnums had medicinal applications. I live in Mexico and placing them around the outside of the house. Viburnums are grown for ornamental flowers, autumn colour and clusters of bright berries, varying in colour from blue, red or black. My concern is for the children who might want to eat the fruit. There is record of making jelly from the berries but I have not tried this personally. Ilex decidua has alternative leaves. The Missouri River natives ate V. lentago, right. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer. For more information about nannyberry shrubs, or information on how to grow nannyberries, read on. They can be dried for later use. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. A great companion pollinator for 'Winterthur' although Brandywine has good berry production even without another pollinator nearby. Family. When in bloom it stops onlookeers in their tracks. He chose Lone Pine because he had just one pine tree on his property. 22. They thrive in mild … Especially good are the cultivars `Philips,' with higher-quality fruit, and `Wentworth,' which is hardy to Zone 2. I made some inquiries and was directed to resources I had already read. Highbush cranberry plants are showy in spring when the flowers bloom against a backdrop of lush, dark green foliage. Beautifully shaped snow balls of flowers and subtle scent. Elderberries. Viburnum Species: davidii Family: Viburnaceae Life Cycle: Woody Country Or Region Of Origin: China Wildlife Value: Fruit attracts birds as a winter food source. When European species with large fruit were introduced to North America the natives preferred them. Cold infusion of viburnum berries It is used as a vitamin, tonic; has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Most of the North American Viburnums have large seeds and a small amount of fruit. Other names for this berry include sheepberry and sweet viburnum. It would be interesting to hear what you are able to find out about your dogwood. He was an early resident of the area and involved in everything: Medical doctor, farmer, businessman, bottle washer, you name it. The providers of this website accept no liability for the use or misuse of information contained in this website. The genus is in the Honeysuckle family which has edible and mildly-toxic species. I have studied Viburnum extensively at school; now I can have a culinary adventure on my way to class sometime. The stone, however, is large and the pulp thin. I went to a tree nursery to buy Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) and they sold me Viburnum Sargentii instead. The Viburnum nuduns’ petiol is winged, separating it from the similar-looking Wax-leaf ligustrum. Among them were: Jelly, jam, mixed with grease, stored with fish fat, frozen, juiced, mixed with water and oil to make an ice cream, green and ripe berries steamed then covered with water and stored for winter use, mixed with sugar, mixed with sugar and flour (also a preferred way in Scandanivia) mixed with grease and stored in birch bark containers underground. The national arboretum website said Koussa dogwoods have a melon tasting fruit. Nanny-berries: The nannyberry grows on a large shrub or small tree. Rich of nectar, they are loved by butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Time: Fruit in fall, usually September and October. The leaves are opposite, simple, and entire, toothed or lobed; cool temperate species are deciduous, while most of the warm temperate species are evergreen. White flowers in mid- to late spring fade to form pea-size berries that ripen to blue-black in summer. American cranberrybush is Viburnum trilobum, a name that’s been recently changed to Viburnum opulus ‘Americanum.’ It produces flattened flower clusters that yield edible red berries. Botanists can’t agree. Locally there are similar look-alikies. Whether the fruit is edible is a bit of a debate. Brown thrashers, cedar waxwings, and other birds feast on the long-lasting fruits, which can provide a source of food even in winter. No one knew but they kept giving me more folks to call. americanum) has tart, acid fruit that is best served in jellies, jams, sauces and relishes. tomentosum) The doublefile viburnum is very attractive looking, and it produces clusters of white blooms that are stunning. It is suspected that all Viburnums might have the coumarin glycoside. He also ran the general store and applied to the federal government to include a post office in his store (good for business, you know.) A good tree for the fruit and a very nice ornamental. Plant these viburnums in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, depending on the variety. Viburnum odoratissimum, edibility debatable. The native Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) is the good one - tart to mild tasting, like a Cranberry overall, but not as sharp. However, there is no conclusive opinion and few data on the plant’s toxicity. These berries are sour, but with sweetening are very tasty. It is an upright to rounded, deciduous … Another common landscape Viburnum is Viburnum suspensum. Viburnum opulus, Guelder-rose, European Cranberry-bush, bright-red fruit, sour, used like cranberries in making jelly, preserves, sauces, and wine. Dr. Mincher then chose Viburnum because he used the berries to make some of his medicines. Mapleleaf Viburnum is wide-ranging in eastern North America from Quebec and New Brunswick down to Florida as an understory shrub in acidic woods. (Opulus). Just plant a huge bunch of Viburnums about town and then schedule a festival in the spring when they blossom around May. Among the consumed Viburnums are Viburnum alnifolium, Viburnum cassinoides, Viburnum edule, Viburnum lantana, Viburnum lentago, Viburnum nudum, Viburnum oplus, Viburnum prunifolium, Viburnum rufidulum, Viburnum setigerum, and Viburnum trilobum. Viburnum prunifolium also contains salicin which when mixed with the acid of the stomach makes a crude aspirin. -- Similar to V. opulus but has yellow to lime foliage. After learning there was a Viburnum, Missouri, I wanted to know why the town, incorporated in 1967, was called Viburnum. Viburnum nudum has longer leaves than Viburnum obovatum (Walter Viburnum.) This leads me to Viburnum, Missouri. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Viburnaceae. Similar species: Ten species in genus Viburnum are known to grow wild in our state. I could not find any reports of human or animal toxicity associated with the Viburnum odoratissimum. Here in FL, I’m still leery of eating a great many wildlings — I still can’t tell the proverbial toadstools from the mushrooms (and on a literal note, how I miss morel season!). What do they taste like? Viburnum lentago , Wild Raisin, Sweet Vibrunum, Sheepberry, blue-black fruit, pulpy, sweet, juicy, pleasant. Form: Oval, Upright or erect. Enjoyed your blog about Viburnums. Viburnums leaves do not produce such strings. Nannyberry plants (Viburnum lentago) are large native tree-like shrubs native to the U.S.They have glossy foliage that turns red in fall as well as attractive fruit. There are also several cultivars for edible fruit including Canber, Phillips, and Wentworth (from V. Some say the term Viburnum comes from Dead Latin, others say no, some insist it means “Wayfaring Tree.” From the time of Virgil (70-19 BC) folks have mentioned Viburnums. Seek medical advice before use. The leaves are use for tea from Viburnum cassinoides and Viburnum setigerum. Edible Uses: Fruit - raw or cooked. It produces white flowers in spring and bright red fruits in late summer. A pleasantly sweet flavour, but there is very little edible flesh surrounding a relatively large seed [K]. The species, lentago, comes from another Latin word meaning 'flexible' and was assigned by Linnaeus as the twigs are very tough and flexible. It needs a cool site in part shade or it will scorch. American Cranberry bush (Viburnum trilobum) - This 6- to 10-foot- tall shrub is hardy in zones 3 to 8. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Disclaimer: Information contained on this website is strictly and categorically intended as a reference to be used in conjunction with experts in your area. Because of that the Romans called them Lantagenem. I saw some fruit on a Viburnum odoratissimum last year but did not think to try them after a bit of research did not turn up any glowing recommendations. It is native to open forests, forest margins, lowlands, foothills and scrubby areas in China, Korea and Japan. The berries are highly acidic but edible. Are V. Sargentii fruits edible for humans and will birds eat them as well? The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. The dark blue-purple berries of arrow-wood are sour/sweet tasting but have only a thin layer of edible flesh over a large, inedible seed. The closest I have come is V. prunifolium because it has the shape of the fruit but the berries are a golden color before ripening and tart. By the way, the flavor of the fruit of the Cornus kousa is apparantly widely variable, as these trees have not been selected for their fruit… at least not here in America. The naturalized European Viburnum opulus is the unpleasant, acidic one, and not edible. Apparently someone else also had just one pine tree thus there already was a Lone Pine Post Office. Looking into his family history told the story. On first weekend in October they celebrate Old Miners’ Day. Perhaps Viburnum, Missouri, should do what Forsythia, Georgia, does: Have a Forsythia Festival, except with Viburnums. In fact there is some research that suggest it might have some anti-cancer properties. Learn how your comment data is processed. Opening from pale pink buds from winter to mid spring, masses of tiny, fragrant, white flower clusters, 2-4 in. I’ve come across a couple of accounts of people eating the berries in famine situations but the perceived wisdom seems to be that they are mildly toxic and cause vomiting and diarrhoea. Edible viburnums, also known as highbush cranberries, are worth a closer look for their beauty and their value as edible berries. Viburnum berries usually store well. There is no mention of edibility for it or two common landscape Viburnums, Viburnum rhytidophyllum and Viburnum davidii. I wanted the Virburnum trilobum mostly because the fruits are edible (jellies) and because they attract birds. Doublefile viburnum (Viburnum plicatum var. It is however mildly toxic, and may cause vomiting or diarrhea if eaten in large amounts. That should give their one full-time police officer something to do. Sometimes Viburnums can be confused with Dogwoods, depending on the species and where you live. Viburnum trilobum blooms in May – June. Flowers small, white, showy spreading clusters to six inches wide in March and April. We are discovering all sorts of vibernums underneath years of garden neglect on the property that we inherited. Viburnum cassinoides leaves are used for tea. Red Currants. Fruits September–October, ½ inch long, elliptical, blue-black berry with a whitish coating; on long red stalks; flesh thin and dry but edible and sweet; seed solitary, oval, flat, in a hard covering that is grooved on one side. I live in New-Brunswick, Canada. The genus Viburnum covers a large number of shrubs and the name is an old Latin name for one particular member of the genus. Many thanks, Carol. (5-10 cm), are elegantly held above the foliage. Viburnum opulus (also called Guelder rose): A handsome, open, 10-foot shrub with maple-like lobed leaves. Elderberries are the fruit of various species of the Sambucus plant. Hobblebush grows a bit differently than the others, with a sprawling habit and gigantic leaves. I finally talked with Eleven’s  elderly aunt several hundred miles away. It grows from zone five to zone eight, and it … ... the berries are edible. We had an unusually cool spring nights. (And they may have made my head swim after putting 3 in mouth to try to get the melon flavor.) Thinking about planting some arrowwood vibernums under trees. Also called Arrow-wood, as one Florida species is, the Neolithic Iceman, Oetiz (right) found frozen in the Alps in 1991, was carrying arrow shafts made from the Viburnum lantana. We are in SE Texas and have both Rusty and Arrowood viburnum on our ranch. Its form is an open, sometimes stoloniferous shrub growing to about 6 feet. Incidentally the area’s economic base has been mining lead. They do have the big seed within. Foraging should never begin without the guidance and approval of a local plant specialist. The family name was Chairs and his first name was Eleven. Copyright 2007-2018 – This web page is the property of Green Deane, LLC. Elliptic to oblong-lanceolate glossy dark green leaves (to 4” long). When not in flower, crease a leaf across the middle and carefully tear it apart. All rights reserved. However, I haven’t been able to find any information where it says that the V. Sargentii fruits are edible. I called the nursery and they told me they are practically the same, except for the shape of the leaves. The red currant bush (Ribes rubrum) has translucent, glassy looking red berries that … I found my first one in late summer, and as soon as I had my eye tuned to them I found hundreds of hobblebushes by early fall when the edible berries ripen. I was told the fruits taste the same and they both attract birds. It also has red berries that can attract birds to your garden. To tell the Viburnum nudums from the Viburnum rufidulum (the edible Rusty Haw) look for dots on the lower leaf surface. This led to them being called lantana in English as early as 1200 AD. Like V. odoratissiumn it’s leaves are fragrant when crushed. Fruit ellipsoid, initially red to pink turning deep blue. Great for attracting beneficial insects as an ecological balance in an organic fruit and berry orchard. The nannyberry plant has small white flowers that are around in … You can be reasonably sure of encountering it on just about any hike through the forests of northern New England. Thanks for this post. This native shrub thrives in shade and offers multi-season interest. The fruit is up to 9.5mm in diameter. Viburnums produce abundant edible berries that are valuable food for autumn/winter birds and their foliage is essential food for many butterflies and moths, including the spectacular cecropia moth and the day-flying hummingbird clearwing moth. In spring, the dark-green leaves emerge, followed by flat clusters of small, white flowers. 5. If you see showy clusters, particularly in northern Florida, it will either be a Viburnum or a Dogwood. That said – from your description I wonder if you may have a Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttalli) which can appear to have a globe-shaped fruit, (actually a cluster of drupes), but instead of dangling down a few inches below the branches, it sits upright. -- An upright, deciduous shrub to 15 feet tall with dense maple-like leaves. There are no poisonous species in the genus Viburnum. Suggest that Mr. Lerch try Cornus mas, Cornelian cherry. Thank you for your insight. On one day when I had to write them a man died named Eleven Chairs. The American cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. Although no relation to real cranberries ( Vaccinium … Viburnum edule, Squashberry, Mooseberry, fully ripe berries are slightly acidic, pleasant tasting, can be eaten raw. John – I’m no expert, but you should be able to send a twig with leaves, buds and maybe flowers or fruit to your state university for identification, to the department of horticulture. They taste best as soon as they ripen, making an excellent nibble while hiking in the early fall. edule and V. pauciflorum (meaning few … It’s also a diuretic. I have a picture of the leaves and berries. Advertisement. Bloom Color: White. They can be dried for later use. Before that about a dozen were for food and tea. Subscribe to OregonLive. are doublefile viburnum leaves edible (Maresei) can I use leaves in cooking or on a food plate as decoration? Name explained. The only significant problem with Viburnums is choosing which one to use, and which ones to write about. Locally viburnums are a common landscape plant, the most used being Viburnum odoratissimum. Will they grow ok under shade. V. opulus and V. prunifolium have scopoletin, which is a coumarin glycoside that acts as a sedative particularly on the uterus. Don't crowd the plants, or their beautiful form and production of flowers and berries might suffer. The Arrowood is just now blooming and the size and quality of bloom clusters seem more what we are accustomed to. But then I learned it was named by a particular person. Viburnum Opulas sits ornamentally in many gardens around the world without its full potential being recognised as a healing and edible plant. Perhaps Cornucopia I did and II does not. Is it reasonable to assume the”cool spring” may have created the smaller bloom clusters and dropping of fruit on the Rusty Blackhawk viburnums? Any ideas? It delivers loads of breathtaking berries that transform from green to shades of vivid pink and blue. Viburnums are found in temperate climates around the world, 18 natives to North America plus at least three imports. Some sources suggest that guelder rose is toxic, particularly when the berries are eaten in excess, causing stomach upsets or worse – symptoms of poisoning. She said he was the eleventh child and his was going to be the eleventh child chair  put around the dinner table. I have a shady back slope yard. It has also been known as V. opulus var. The fruit of Vibrunum trilobum persists into winter and will eventually be eaten, if not by winter birds, then by early spring migrants. Identification: Viburnum nuduns, deciduous shrub, small tree to 20 feet, leaves opposite, simple, lance shaped to elliptical, four to six inches long, often shorter, upper surface dark green, shiny, lower surface covered with tiny glandular dots, leaf tips pinched to an abrupt point, edges usually toothless, occasionally finely crenated to serrated, slightly revolute. Eventually all will be consumed for critical sustenance, if not by winter birds, then by early spring migrants. They’re much employed in landscaping and country gardens. I have a dogwood that blooms a month later than native dogwoods (same time this harsh spring), and it has fruits that look like your pic of Koussa dogwoods EXCEPT the fruits stand up straight like a candle instead of hanging down. I only noticed the mistake after all five of them were planted. There are 150 species of Viburnums, perhaps a couple of dozen more. Viburnum prunifolium, Black Haw, Stagbush, bluish-black fruit, varying size, sweet, eaten out of hand, or used for jams, jelly, sauces, drinks and the like. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. An amber tea can be made from the dried leaves. If you want to automatically receive a daily homes and gardens tip, sign up here. The cranberry bush viburnums are well known for producing fruits that are edible and attractive to birds. I have a Viburnum tree, several, in fact, growing on our property in Northern Michigan but I have not been able to identify them. Very ornamental, Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) is a vigorous bushy evergreen shrub noted for its eye-catching flower clusters, colorful berries and leathery foliage. Some species are densely hairy on the shoots and leaves, with star-shaped hairs. American cranberry bush viburnum (Viburnum trilobum) is a beautiful flowering shrub that has white springtime flowers, maple-shape leaves that turn bright colors in autumn, and red fall berries. The fruit is edible in small quantities, with a very acidic taste; it can be used to make jelly. I am purchasing many Viburnum tirlobums cultivar Compactum or also known as Spring Bouquet. If it is a Dogwood leaf there will be “thread-like strings of latex” between the two pieces. Hello, Pie-shaped clusters of creamy white flowers appear in spring and are followed by showy blue berries in early fall. The Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana) is a small tree common in hedgerows in the south east of England, becoming less common as you move north or west. The Cherokee, Iroquois, Menomini, and Ojibwa used Viburnum acerifolium to make an infusion to relieve cramps and colic. ), these viburnums taste similar, produce more berries and are easier to grow than cranberries. 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