Viburnum trilobum

Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum'

An excellent compact form of American cranberry only one-half the size of the species.  Upright habit when young but maturing rounded.  Maple-like leaves emerge burgundy in the spring, changing to green.  Delightful white, flat-topped, pinwheel-like flowers in May followed by bright scarlet-red fruits, however, there is conflicting literature claiming little to no fruit set.  Although there is ample opportunity for pollination here at Classic Viburnums, fruit set here has proven to be sparse to none.  Fall color is yellowish-red.  Zone 3

USDA Hardiness Zone:



5-6 ft


5-6 ft

Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow to Moderate


  • Compact
  • Rounded
  • Dense

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellows and reds

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Sparse
  • Red

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous