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Viburnum dilatatum

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum dilatatum 'Mt. Airy'

A seedling found at Mt. Airy Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Originally misnamed but re-identified by Michael Dirr and consequently renamed by him for the arboretum.  Thought to be a bird planted seedling from a group of V. dilatatum 'Erie' which were growing just a short distance away.  Foliage is a lustrous, leathery, dark green and the habit is upright, rounded.  Fruits of this seedling are considerably larger than that of 'Erie'.  Considered it to be more cold hardy than other dilatatum.  Zone 5

USDA Hardiness Zone:



8-10 Feet


8-10 Feet

Viburnum dilatatum 'Mt. Airy' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Upright, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellow, orange, and red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Bright red
  • Abundant and showy
  • Persistant