Viburnum rufidulum 'Royal Guard'

An excellent upright to columnar growing shrub ideal for smaller spaces.  Growing 12' tall and only 6-8' wide.  Introduced by the former Cole Nurseries, Circleville, Ohio.  All other features are the same as the species.  Zone 4

USDA Hardiness Zone:



12 Feet


6-8 Feet

Viburnum rufidulum 'Royal Guard' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Upright

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid
  • Drought tolerant

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Glossy maroon to deep burgundy

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Abundant and showy
  • Persistant
  • Green to pink to blue to dark blue

Native to

  • North America

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous