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Viburnum trilobum 'Spring Red Compact'

Another compact selection of American cranberry from McKay Nursery.  Somewhat upright in habit while young but maturing compact, rounded and 5'.  The plant is a mass of red foliage in the spring which matures to green by summer.  We have experienced little to no fruit even though ample pollinators are located nearby.  Fall foliage is a good red-orange.  Zone 3

USDA Hardiness Zone:



5 ft


5 ft

Viburnum trilobum 'Spring Red Compact' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow to Moderate


  • Compact
  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Red and orange

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Red
  • Sparse

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous