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Squashberry (Viburnum edule)

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    Credit: Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service |
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  • Squashberry (Viburnum Edule) http://www.sagebud.com/squashberry-viburnum-edule
    Credit: Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service |
    This image is at Forestry Images, a source for forest health, natural resources and silviculture images operated by The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.
    | License: CC-BY-3.0-US
  • Squashberry (Viburnum Edule) http://www.sagebud.com/squashberry-viburnum-edule
    Credit: Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service |
    This image is at Forestry Images, a source for forest health, natural resources and silviculture images operated by The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.
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Viburnum Edule, or more commonly know as Squashberry, is a shrub with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Viburnum. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 2 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during late spring and is tolerant of shade. Viburnum Edule or Squashberry's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Viburnum
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Order: Dipsacales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: ME (SC) MI (T) NY (T) VT (T) WI (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: ME (squashberry) MI (squashberry or mooseberry) NY (squashberry) VT (squashberry) WI (squashberry)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 3(FACW) 4(FACW) 5(NI) 8(FACW) 9(FACW) A(FACU)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Red
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Thicket Forming
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 12
  • Height Mature (feet): 2
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 88
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 7
  • pH (Maximum): 6
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1280
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 8
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 51
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -50
  • Bloom Period: Late Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 8023
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate




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