Viburnum trilobum 'Phillips'

Selected by Elwyn Meader and introduced by the University of New Hampshire in 1956.  Named after a plant found by a Mr. Phillips who found the plant on a roadside in Acton, Maine.  A broad, upright clone of V. trilobum that grows 8-10' with an equal spread.  Selected for its abundant berry set even at a very early age.  Fruits are a deep wine red and of a flavor conducive to the making of jams and jellies.  Fall color is a deep red.  Zone 3

USDA Hardiness Zone:



8-10 ft


8-10 ft

Viburnum trilobum 'Phillips' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Broad, rounded

Soil Requirements

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

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Persistant if not eaten by birds
  • Abundant and showy
  • Deep wine red

Native to

  • North America

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous