Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

Compact Cranberrybush

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The compact European cranberrybush viburnum will grow to a height of 6’ with a similar spread. It blooms in May with white flowers held in cap-like clusters. These give way to scarlet fruit that ripens in early fall. Butterflies are attracted by the flowers and the birds are attracted by the fruit. It will grow in full sun to partial shade and is not fussy about soil types or conditions.

Viburnums are a versatile genus of multi-stemmed shrubs that are well suited to the home landscape due to their range of sizes and cultural adaptability. Some viburnums are noted for their fragrant flowers; most bear small fruit that may add visual interest. Many viburnums have attractive fall color. There are over 100 different varieties of viburnum at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8