Viburnum trilobum ‘Spring Red Compact’
Tinges of Spring, the Spring Red Compact Cranberrybush Viburnum, is an unusual, dense, compact shrub with a rounded habit. It also can be somewhat upright. Spring Red is grown for its foliage of a mass of red tinged leaves in the spring which matures to glossy dark green by summer. It turns burgundy in autumn. The flowers are fragrant and a showy white lace cap in May. The flowers are followed by a heavy harvest of bright red berries in October or November. Birds and wildlife love them. It prefers full sun but will grow in partial sun. Use this viburnum to make a superb and easy to grow border plant or can also be grown as an exciting informal hedge. It does best in moist, well-drained, loamy soils, but will tolerate less than ideal conditions and heavier clay soils.  Spring Red does not tolerate prolonged drought or dense shade.

Height:  6 feet
Spread:  6 feet
Sunlight:  full sun, partial shade
Hardiness Zone:  2
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate

Habit Compact, Rounded

Soil Requirements Moist, well drained,

Fall Color Red and orange

Flowering Season Mid to late May

Fruit Red