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Viburnum bracteatum

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum bracteatum 'Emerald Luster'

A selection by our good friend Michael Dirr.  Selected for its lustrous dark green foliage and profuse flowering producing a striking contrast against the glossy, dark green foliage.  Showed excellent drought tolerance in University of Georgia, Athens trials.  The single plant at the UGA trials produced a profusion of purple-blue-black fruits with cross-pollingation indicating that 'Emerald Luster' is self fertile.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10 Feet


10 Feet

Viburnum bracteatum 'Emerald Luster' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid
  • Drought tolerant

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellow to bronze

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Abundant and showy
  • Blue-black
  • Persistant if not eaten by birds

Native to

  • North America