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Viburnum dilatatum

Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie'

Introduced by the US National Arboretum in 1971.  Selected for profusion, persistence, and fruit color.  A full, compact, rounded shrub reaching 6' high and 8-10' wide in 14 years.  Foliage is dark green, assuming a good yellow, orange, and red fall color.  In May, Erie wears a blanket of creamy-white, 4-6" flat-topped cymes that nearly hide the leaves.  Fruit in August is red on the top and orange beneath, but turns to a coral pink after the first frosts, and intensifies with further frosts.  Fruit clusters remain effective well into winter long after the leaves have fallen. 

USDA Hardiness Zone:



6 Feet


8-10 Feet

Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Broad, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellow, orange, and red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Abundant and showy
  • Coral pink after frost
  • Persistant
  • Red on top, orange beneath