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Viburnum opulus

Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

A small rounded shrub reaching 5-6'.  More spreading than V. trilobum 'Compactum'.  Flat-topped flowers produced in May are typical of the species, followed by glistening scarlet-red fruit which persist into winter.  Fall color is red.  Along with its compact habit, it flowers and fruits reliably unlike some of the other compact opulus and trilobum cultivars.  Zone 3

USDA Hardiness Zone:



5-6 Feet


5-6 Feet

Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Compact
  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Tolerant of wet sites
  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Persistant
  • Abundant and showy
  • Scarlet-red