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Viburnum trilobum

Viburnum trilobum 'Redwing™'

This selection from Michael Yanny, Johnson's Nursery, Wisconsin, was introduced in 1983.  Selected for its showy red new growing tips for an extended period in the spring which will eventually turn dark green while newly emerging leaves continue to unfurl red against a backdrop of older dark green foliage.  These red tips will continue to appear until spring growth ceases and the plant hardens off for summer.  In our observations, the leaves are larger than those of the species and other cultivars.  Flowers are typical of the species followed by yellowish-green fruit with a red blush on the topside of the fruit.  The entire fruit will eventually turn a bright cherry-red that persist well into the winter.  Slightly denser than the species.  Fall foliage varies from bright red to wine-red.  A Chicagoland Grows introduction.  Zone 3

USDA Hardiness Zone:



8-10 ft


8-10 ft

Viburnum trilobum 'Redwing™' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Dense
  • Broad, rounded

Soil Requirements

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

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Bright red
  • Wine red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Persistant if not eaten by birds
  • Abundant and showy
  • Cherry-red

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous