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Viburnum trilobum

Viburnum trilobum 'Jewell Box'

One of the smallest viburnums of them all.  Introduced by John Lindmeyer when imployed by Jewell Nursery of Wisconsin.  This cultivar had been virtually lost to the trade but we were able to obtain a few cuttings from Darrell Kromm at Reeseville Ridge Nursery in Wisconson and are now reintroducing this "jewell" of a viburnum.  It is very dwarf and compact, reaching only 18" tall and 24-30" wide (compare in size to a cushion mum).  New foliage emerges red, then turns a very dark green.  Flowering is virtually non-existent but we have spotted a few isolated clusters.  Fall color is burgundy.  Ideal for borders, rock gardens, walkways, perinnial gardens, and confined spaces.  Zone 3

USDA Hardiness Zone:



V. trilobum 'Jewell Box' and V. opulus 'Bullatum' are the smallest growing viburnums that we are aware of.


18-24 in


24-30 in

Viburnum trilobum 'Jewell Box' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Compact
  • Low spreading
  • Dense

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Burgundy

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • No

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous