Viburnum lentago, Wild Raisin, Sweet Vibrunum, Sheepberry, blue-black fruit, pulpy, sweet, juicy, pleasant. Its current classification is based on molecular phylogeny. (One can distinguish a leaflet from a leaf by looking for the new bud forming between the leaf petiole and the branch; the base of leaflets have no such buds.). Viburnum have opposite leaves, with fruit in clusters arranged with each attaching to the cluster stem at a single point; each berry has a single seed. It is not unusual to see insects in a garden during the fall, but it can be frustrating to watch nearly ripe produce be destroyed by insects before it can be picked. In mid- to late-summer, we often get the questions: “What kind of fruit is this?” and “Is it edible?” To identify a fruit, it is helpful to know both plant and fruit characteristics: Woody or herbaceous plant? Edible Medicinal Other; Viburnum betulifolium : Shrub: 3.0 - LMH: SN: M: 2: 0 : Viburnum cassinoides: Withe Rod, Appalachian Tea, Witherod Viburnum, Witherod, Wild Raisin Viburnum: Shrub: 2.5: 2-8 M: LMH: SN: M: 3: 1: 0: Viburnum cordifolium: Viburnum: Tree: 6.0: 8-9 M: LMH: SN: M: 1: 0 It’s a jumping-off point, to help open your eyes to the abundance of wild fruit available. Fruit is red and is native to both Europe and North America. Viburnum have opposite leaves, with fruit in clusters arranged with each attaching to the cluster stem at a single point; each berry has a single seed. And, one question I find often helpful in distinguishing among smaller fruits, does it have a single pit, or are there several seed in each fruit? The edible fruit starts out green, turns red, eventually blackens when ripe, and has the consistency of stewed prunes with a bit of clove-like, spicy flavor. This adaptable tree should be `rediscovered' by landscape architects and others specifying small trees for urban and suburban landscapes. Large, leathery, dark green, glossy leaves and clusters of extremely fragrant, small, white flowers, completely covering the plant in springtime, make Sweet Viburnum a longtime landscape favorite. However, currant leaves are very distinctive, with three lobes similar to a maple leaf in shape; they are rough to the touch and are arranged alternately on the stem. lantana.[3]. Call 1.605.688.4792
 or email sdsu.igrow@sdstate.edu, Receive the latest information from SDSU Extension. The flowers are produced in corymbs 5–15 cm across, each flower white to cream or pink, small, 3–5 mm across, with five petals, strongly fragrant in some species. Photo by David Graper. Viburnum arboricola Hayata. Opening from pale pink buds from winter to mid spring, masses of tiny, fragrant, white flower clusters, 2-4 in. It is tolerant of various soil types and is easy to grow. Photo by David Graper. It is a deciduous shrub in USDA zones 3 to 9. Witherod or Northern Wild Raisin (Viburnum cassinoides or V. nudum) (Keep in mind, while there are pictures and descriptions of each edible wild berry species, this is not an identification guide. Elderberry clusters. In the north it is a shrub, but in the south it can be grown into a small tree. All shrubs below are deciduous and grow best in full sun and on well-drained soil unless otherwise stated. In prehistory, the long, straight shoots of some viburnums were used for arrow-shafts, as those found with Ötzi the Iceman. Fruit ellipsoid, at first red to pink turning deep blue. Squash bugs are a headache for gardeners almost every year in South Dakota. Northern Wild Raisin (Viburnum nudum) ~ Another edible viburnum species, northern wild raisin has much smaller fruit. It is often helpful also if you take a photo of a branch showing several leaves. Injury caused by extensive feeding appears as wilting and may result in the death of infested plants. Figure 3. It is a deciduous shrub in USDA zones 3 to 9. The fruit is a spherical, oval, or somewhat flattened drupe, red to purple, blue, or black, and containing a single seed; some are edible for humans, but many others are mildly poisonous. The red fiery color of the berries represents beauty in Russian culture and together with sweet raspberries it symbolise the passionate love of a beautiful maiden, since berries were always an erotic symbol in Russia. Both have dry, sweet pulpy fruit, but nannyberries have a prune/banana type flavor, while wild raisins taste more or less exactly like raisins. To distinguish between aronia and buckthorn, you may need to examine the plant. Vining or upright? 3)? In Africa, the genus is confined to the Atlas Mountains. Look at the leaf arrangement –aronia leaves are always in alternate arrangement (never paired), whereas buckthorn leaves are essentially opposite. Buckthorn berries on a branch. The fruit is virtually identical. "The tart clustered berries were an important food, especially for peoples of the central and northern [Pacific Northwest] coast region." Edible Uses. It can be grown as a hedge and is often grown as an ornamental in gardens. Several other ornamental shrub plants bear fruit that look appealing, but are probably best left to the birds. Mountain Ash Fruit, leaves and seeds. Black currant (Fig. SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist & Master Gardener Program Coordinator. In your area there are comparable look-alikies. If you are looking for a flowering shrub that will add beauty to your landscape, one of the popular Viburnum shrubs may be a great addition. Viburnum Blackhaw (Viburnum prunifolium), another unique edible plant, is a native as an understory shrub in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. While several of the viburnum species native to the Northern Woodlands, (like maple-leaved viburnum, Viburnum acerifolium, and smooth arrowwood, Viburnum dentatum, produce fruits that are inedible, i.e., they don’t taste good, there are at least five Viburnum species native to to the region that produce palatable fruit. How Do I Keep Insects From Destroying My Garden Produce? Fruits are edible and may be eaten off the bush when ripe or used in jams and jellies. Around 165 species are described. In Ukraine, Viburnum opulus (kalyna) is seen as a national symbol, an emblem for both the Koliada festivities and the concept of young girl's love and tenderness. The leaves are eaten by the larvae of many Lepidoptera species. [2] It was previously included in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae.[1]. Once you know whether the fruit has one or several seeds, the basic plant structure (tree, shrub, or vine), and the leaf arrangement (alternate or opposite) you should have the information needed to identify most of the different fruits you will find growing in South Dakota. Viburnum Blackhaw Tree Information is Another Unique Edible Plant. Viburnum is a genus of about 150–175 species of flowering plants in the moschatel family Adoxaceae. (5-10 cm), are elegantly held above the foliage. Do the leaves attach to the stem opposite each other (i.e., paired), or do they alternate from one side of the stem to the other? 5), but elderberries have compound leaves. Fruits with several seeds include aronia, buckthorn, elderberries, pears, apples, juneberries, mountain-ash, hawthorn, grapes, honeysuckles, and snowberry. These all have alternate leaves, except for honeysuckles, and snowberry, which have leaves arranged in pairs (opposite each other on the stem), and buckthorn, which usually has leaves just slightly offset from opposite. The fruits can be eaten raw, while juicy and sweet-sour. Edible viburnums offer both beauty and berries that taste like cranberries. The air is cool and the breeze sweeps the leaves beneath your feet. Uses. It will be helpful to them if you note the leaf arrangement on the plant, and either send a fruit cluster, or send a photo with fruit cut open or the number of seed noted. In Ukraine and Russia Viburnum opulus is an important element of their traditional folk cultures. Black Currant berries. Viburnum opulus is also an important symbol of Russian national ornamental wood painting handicraft style called Khokhloma. Some species are densely hairy on the shoots and leaves, with star-shaped hairs. (Pojar and MacKinnon, 1994). Some viburnum have edible fruit, but many are mildly poisonous, so those are best left to the experts. The similar, native American cranberry-bush viburnum (Vibrunum opulus var. Many birds prefer to eat the berries after they have been once frozen and thawed, which reduces the acidic content. Kalina derived in Russian language from kalit' or raskalyat', which means "to make red-hot". A broadly rounded shrub, bearing clusters of small white flowers in late spring or early summer. Give it some compost or fertilizer in the spring for best blooming and fruiting. It is the key element of the Ukrainian traditional wreath. native, edible fruit, hedge - screen, wildlife, moist - wet, sun - shade Nfld to NC and MN. The fruit clusters may resemble Elderberry fruit clusters (Fig. By Trevor Newman. They can be dried for later use. South Dakota State University adheres to AA/EEO guidelines in offering educational programs and services. Viburnum nudum has longer leaves than Viburnum obovatum (Walter Viburnum.) However, when dense aphid populations are present, they can reduce pepper yields and cause rapid plant health decline. Viburnum edule might be confused with Viburnum opulus var. Viburnum Blackhaw (Viburnum prunifolium), another unique edible plant, is a native as an understory shrub in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. For example, how do you distinguish chokecherry (Fig 1) or aronia (Fig. To support our efforts please browse our store (books with medicinal info, etc.).. [13] The name of the Russian song Kalinka is a diminutive of Kalina. They can be … Figure 4. The fruit of some species (e.g. To tell the Viburnum nudums from the Viburnum rufidulum (the edible Rusty Haw) search for dots on the lower leaf surface. The plant is occasionally harvested from the wild for its edible fruits. These persist throughout winter for wildlife. Rich of nectar, they are loved by butterflies, bees and other pollinators. During this time of the growing season, it is common to observe aphids on garden plants, including peppers. What size and color are the fruit? Viburnum lentago: leaf blades with regular, fine, and sharp teeth throughout the margin and array of flowers unstalked (vs. V. nudum, with the leaf blades with irregular and usually rounded teeth (sometimes portions of the blade lacking teeth altogether) and array of flowers elevated on a stalk 5-50 mm long). American Viburnum prefers wet to moist well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. The fruit, Nannyberry, is of great value and can be used for several purposes. The cranberry bush viburnums are well known for producing fruits that are edible and attractive to birds. Figure 5. Some good edible shrubs to grow as a barrier include brambles, gooseberry, natal plum, and Rugosa rose. Viburnum dilatatum Tandoori Orange® (Linden Viburnum) is a compact deciduous shrub of upright to rounded habit with a long season of interest. But the show isn't limited to fall - in spring, it's covered in large white flower clusters and high quality corrugated foliage keeps it … Sand cherries (Prunus pumila or P. besseyi) are another edible fruiting shrub that might be confused with buckthorn, due to the dark fruit color and arrangement. They are also eaten by birds and other wildlife. It can be crushed into a smoothie or milk shake, like other berries. Viburnum trilobum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in) at a medium rate. A pleasantly sweet flavour, but there is very little edible flesh surrounding a relatively large seed[K]. Viburnum Blackhaw Tree Information is Another Unique Edible Plant. do not have edible fruit. The clusters of fruit are upright (instead of downward facing like nannyberries). South Dakota State University, South Dakota counties, and USDA cooperating. © 2020 South Dakota Board of Regents. Figure 6. And until the recent introduction of Brandywine™ (Viburnum nudum ‘Bulk’), most growers offered one cultivar called ‘Winterthur’ and it never set fruit. They also are more productive and easier to grow than cranberries. Photo by Jeff Stewart, Figure 2. With the exception of haskaps or honeyberries (discussed earlier this year), Honeysuckle bushes and vines (Lonicera spp.) It has the same ornamental features and is native to North America. The bluish-black berries, which ripen in late summer or early fall, are sweet and edible. 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. Viburnum prunifolium, commonly called black haw, is usually grown as a large, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with an irregular crown, but it also may be grown as a small, single trunk tree. Some species also have a fringe of large, showy sterile flowers around the perimeter of the corymb to act as a pollinator target. Tandoori Orange ® is the first orange fruited linden viburnum. As with chokecherries, the single pit in the fruit, and alternate leaf arrangement of the Prunus species distinguishes them from the buckthorn. Some popular species, hybrids, and cultivars include:[8]. Photo by Jeff Stewart. Some viburnum have edible fruit, but many are mildly poisonous, so those are best left to the experts. Is each fruit’s stem attached directly to the twig, or are they in a cluster that attaches to the twig? A 2014 phylogenetic study[5] proposed the following phylogenetic scheme and sections: Lentago â€“ Eastern North America except for V. elatum in Mexico[6], Pseudotinus â€“ Asia, except V. lantanoides in Eastern North America[6], Solenotinus â€“ Asia, extending west to India and south to Indonesia[6], Tinus â€“ Asia, except V. tinus in Europe[6], Corisuccotinus (excluding Succotinus and Coriaceae), Dentata â€“ Mexico, Caribbean, and Central and South America[6], Oreinotinus â€“ Mexico, Caribbean, and Central and South America[6], Many species of viburnum have become popular as garden or landscape plants because of their showy flowers and berries, fragrance, and good autumn colour of some forms. 4) fruit can also resemble buckthorn fruit, and they both have multiple seed. Chokecherries still on a branch. Edible Uses: Fruit - raw or cooked. Mountain ash have orangish-red fruit, with compound leaves and several seed (Fig.6). As is the case with many Viburnum species, fruit set mandates that two distinct varieties (clones or ciltivars) are grown in close proximity to cross pollinate. European cranberry-bush viburnum is an attractive, multi-season interest shrub, but it has become an invasive plant in some states and is not recommended. americanum (syn. Many species of viburnum have become popular as garden or landscape plants because of their showy flowers and berries, fragrance, and good autumn colour of some forms. Mammals, game birds and songbirds consume the fruit during the winter. Birds appreciate the fruit, but to be (somewhat) edible for humans it must be cooked, after which it may be made into jelly or even wine. Most of these have alternate leaves; however, viburnums, buffaloberry and most dogwoods have opposite leaves. V. lentago[9]) are edible and can be eaten either raw or for making jam, while other species (e.g. The generic name originated in Latin, where it referred to V. Viburnum edule, Squashberry, Mooseberry, fully ripe berries are slightly acidic, pleasant tasting, can be eaten raw. Edible Shrub Descriptions. All rights reserved. Blackhaw Viburnum: A Great Candidate for the Edible-Ornamental Landscape. Genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae, "Viburnum phylogeny based on combined molecular data: implications for taxonomy and biogeography", Верба и калина - символы Украины, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Viburnum&oldid=987447390, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 November 2020, at 02:58. V. opulus[10]) are mildly toxic and can cause vomiting if eaten in quantity. The fruit is acidic but edible off the plant and when properly prepared makes a good preserve. Although widespread in eastern North America, this plant is only known to exist in Missouri in low woods and wooded slopes in Schuyler County. The leaves are opposite, simple, and entire, toothed or lobed; cool temperate species are deciduous, while most of the warm temperate species are evergreen. Viburnum trilobum). The large, dull green leaves form a moderately coarse texture. Viburnum Blackhaw Tree Information is Another Unique Edible Plant. Shrubs or trees in the Dakotas bearing fruit with a single seed or “pit” include various kinds of cherries, chokecherries, plums, apricots, viburnum, buffaloberries, and dogwood. A good tree for the fruit and a very nice ornamental. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen from July to September. Currant fruit are also in clusters, not attached directly to the stem. Nannyberry is a magnificent yet underutilised native shrub with many qualities; large clusters of creamy white flowers in spring, dark green foliage throughout the summer, showy dark blue fruit in fall and leaves that have an attractive fall colour. This is an important distinction, because the fruit looks somewhat similar, and buckthorn berries can make you quite sick! Squash Bugs Are Active and Ready to Kill Your Plants. The arrangement of the fruit on the stem is also an important distinction – each buckthorn berry attaches directly to the branch, while aronia (and chokecherries) are borne in clusters of fruit, with each cluster having a single attachment to the branch. The bark of some species is used in herbal medicine, as an antispasmodic and to treat asthma.[10]. In late spring to early summer, the shrub is covered with a profusion of large, white flower clusters, that are followed in late summer by showy, pendulous clusters of bright orange berries. americanum) is a more recommended substitute. The member species are evergreen or deciduous shrubs or (in a few cases) small trees native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with a few species extending into tropical montane regions in South America and southeast Asia. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. As suggested by the alternative name sweet viburnum, the fruit is (unlike that of many viburnums) edible. The native Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) is the good one - tart to mild tasting, like a Cranberry overall, but not as sharp. Listed here are a few differences in these plants. The gynoecium has three connate carpels with the nectary on top of the gynoecium. The fruit clusters may resemble Elderberry fruit clusters (Fig. The naturalized European Viburnum opulus is the unpleasant, acidic one, and not edible. Mountain-ash and Elderberry both have compound (multiple leaflets) leaves; the leaflets are opposite each other, but the compound leaves are arranged in an alternate pattern on the twig on Mountain-ash and in an opposite pattern on elderberries. Is arrowwood viburnum edible? As a shrub, it typically grows 12-15' tall with a spread of 6-12', but as a tree may reach a height of 30'. Some popular species, hybrids, and cultivars include: Honeysuckles, whether vine or shrub types, all have opposite leaves and hollow stems; most of them have red berries that are set in pairs, and contain multiple seeds per berry. Genus name comes from the Latin name of a species plant. As their name implies, squash bugs feed on squash along with many other cucurbits. For some reason, it has fallen out of favor as a small tree in recent years. Hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides or alnifolium) The earliest flowering of native viburnums, Hobblebush’s showy white blooms are easily recognized in the woods of early spring (April in central MA). Birds eat the berries of Viburnum obovatum (also called Walter Viburnum after Thomas Walter).[4]. Are Your Pepper Plants Covered With Aphids? Ripe Aronia berries. Figure 1. It is hardy to zone (UK) 2 and is not frost tender. Questions? If in doubt about the edibility of a fruit, always check with an expert. edule: edible All currants are edible, although some, such as the alpine currant, are noted as being “insipid’ (bland flavor). Also, the fruit of the native plant is edible and the European variety is not. With its bright fruit and excellent fall color, it's an excellent choice for improving your autumn landscape. 2) from buckthorn (Fig. American Cranberry bush (Viburnum trilobum) - This 6- to 10-foot- tall shrub is hardy in zones 3 to 8. 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