Small, but mighty! The Compact European Cranberrybush (Viburnum opulus 'Compactum,') is a small, mounded, dense shrub. It has a robust, full look, and stays quite a bit smaller than other Viburnums. You'll love the lush look of the densely branched shrub.
New trilobed leaves have a reddish tinge, which is quite attractive. In autumn, the leaves develop a beautiful mix of burgundy, purple or red fall color. Because of it's small, mounded habit - and the fact that it is much more densely leafed than the majority of Viburnum, you'll be able to use this as a screening plant in small yards.
It is a low maintenance shrub, and is excellent as a foundation plant or low hedge. This beautiful ornamental shrub will even work under windows.
In spring, the butterflies will come visit the large, white lacecap flowers in spring. In fall, your local songbirds will enjoy eating the bright red, showy fruits in winter. Keep your eyes open, as some of the berries ferment. It's not uncommon to see robins or returning migratory birds get a little "tipsy" from eating the fruit after it has gone through freeze/thaw cycles.
Easy-care Compact European Cranberrybush Viburnum is adaptable to permanently moist to wet soils, poor soils, soils of various pH and pollution. Simply ensure it has adequate water for it to truly thrive. With regular moisture, it will perform beautifully for you in the landscape.
To maintain the best color and performance, remove the thickest branches from the base of the shrub after the flowering is done. This renewal pruning will keep new growth coming, and allow your shrub to shine.
If you have a small lot, or just want a tidy shrub with a lot of nice ornamental features - order the Compact European Cranberrybush Viburnum today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Fall Color||Red, Burgundy / Purple|
|When To Prune||After Flowering|