Spring Red Compact Cranberrybush Viburnum

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The Spring Red Compact Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum 'Spring Red') is a beautifully colorful, dense and compact shrub with a naturally upright, rounded habit. The flowers are fragrant and showy, white lacecap blooms in May and calls pollinators in droves! 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 before it transforms into burgundy for autumn.

The flowers are followed by a heavy harvest of bright red berries in October or November. Birds and wildlife love them! Even though these typically have little or no fruit, there is just enough for the birds and some winter interest. But you'll enjoy less mess, so go ahead and use near sidewalks and around seating areas.

Using several shrubs also ensures the best berry production. You'll love how the sweet blossoms develop into bold orange-red berries that coordinate beautifully with the rusty-red foliage fall color. This variety of the native Viburnum is very hardy throughout USDA 3 to 7, these are incredibly cold hardy ornamental shrubs!

Planting and Application:

Use this Viburnum to make a superb and easy-to-grow border plant, or can also be grown as an exciting informal hedge. These colorful and naturally rounded shrubs look fantastic on the corner of your home's foundation, or as the foundation shrubs themselves! You'll enjoy three-plus seasons of color and interest! Your butterflies and wildlife will adore these shrubs too!

Plant as low hedges and privacy that doesn't just block prying eyes or that eye-sore, while slowing wind, noise, and snow. These are also fantastic for rows and gropings that provide food and shelter for pollinators and songbirds! It's great to use in the background of a mixed shrub border. Plant them on the sunny side of taller evergreen trees, as well, to give them a little boost of visual interest.

  • Fragrant White Flowers in Spring
  • Gorgeous Pointed Lobed Leaves
  • Red Berries & Burgundy/Orange Foliage in Autumn
  • Cold-Hardy & Mid-Sized Shrubs
  • Foundation, Hedges, Low Privacy & Wildlife Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Spring Red does not tolerate prolonged drought or dense shade. It prefers full sun but will grow in partial sun. It does best in moist, well-drained, loamy soils, but will tolerate less than ideal conditions and heavier clay soils. Prune after flowering when needed and renewal prune when dormant to remove older thicker stems. These are deer-resistant and juglone tolerant shrubs that are very low-maintenance and carefree!

  • Sun To Part Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Deer Don't Prefer The Taste - Juglone Tolerant
  • Cold Hardy Cultivar Native to North America

Handsome foliage and changing color throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Spring Red Compact Cranberrybush Viburnum is going to be your new favorite landscape workhorse! Order your garden upgrades from NatureHills.com today!

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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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Spring Red Compact Cranberrybush Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum trilobum 'Spring Red'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes