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Viburnum 'Emerald Triumph' is often confused with:
Viburnum burejaeticum Form
Native alternative(s) for Viburnum 'Emerald Triumph':
Viburnum rafinesqueanum Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Viburnum burejaeticum Form
Halesia carolina Full Form
Stewartia malacodendron Stewartia malacodendron

'Emerald Triumph' Viburnum Viburnum 'Emerald Triumph'

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
vy-BUR-num
Description

'Emerald Triumph' is a cross between Viburnum 'Allegheny' and V. burejaeticum and is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. This cultivar tolerates clay soils better than other viburnums.  It has a compact habit reaching a mature size of 6'-8' tall and wide. In spring showy clusters of creamy white flowers appear and are followed by red drupes that turn black in fall. Fruit production is better if other viburnums are nearby.

Plant in well-drained clay to sandy loams in full sun to partial shade. It prefers moist soil but is somewhat drought tolerant once established.

Use this shrub as a foundation plant, in shrub borders, as a hedge, a specimen or in groups. Butterflies are attracted to the flowers and birds will eat the drupes in winter once they have softened by a freeze-thaw cycle.

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Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#specimen#white flowers#deciduous shrub#fall interest#hedges#blue fruits#fall fruits#black fruits#late spring flowers#mid-spring flowers#compact habit#clay soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#birds#foundartion
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#specimen#white flowers#deciduous shrub#fall interest#hedges#blue fruits#fall fruits#black fruits#late spring flowers#mid-spring flowers#compact habit#clay soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#birds#foundartion
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Non-native hybrid
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies. Birds will eat the fruits.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Drupes start off red and mature to blue-black by fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Clusters of flowers appear mid to late spring on flat-topped 3" cymes. Individual small white flowers have 5 petals and long stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, oblong to elliptical, 3 to 6 inches long leathery green leaves turn bronze to dark red in fall
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds