Viburnum Redwing American Cranberrybush

This selection from Michael Yanny, Johnson’s Nursery, Wisconsin, was introduced in 1983.  Selected for its showy red new growing tips for an extended period in the spring which will eventually turn dark green while newly emerging leaves continue to unfurl red against a backdrop of older dark green foliage.  These red tips will continue to appear until spring growth ceases and the plant hardens off for summer.  In our observations, the leaves are larger than those of the species and other cultivars.  Flowers are typical of the species followed by yellowish-green fruit with a red blush on the topside of the fruit.  The entire fruit will eventually turn a bright cherry-red that persist well into the winter.  Slightly denser than the species.  Fall foliage varies from bright red to wine-red.

Botanical Name
Viburnum trilobum ‘J. N. Select’
Foliage
Dark Green
Mature Height
8 – 10 feet
Mature Spread
6 – 8 feet
Soil Type
Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Growth Rate
Medium
Flower Color
White
Fall Color
Red

Uses:
Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant:
Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds:
Self-fertile
Stratify seeds
Propagation: Other methods:
Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators:
Various insects