Viburnum opulus var. americanum ‘Compacta’ – Dwarf American Cranberrybush

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If you are a fan of American Cranberrybush (Viburnum opulus var. americanum) but don’t want an 8-12 ft tall bush, this dwarf cultivar may be right for you. Growing to 4-6 ft tall, ‘Compacta’ (sometimes labeled and sold as ‘Bailey’s Compact’) delivers the flower and fruit displays expected from American Cranberrybush. The fall color can be a disappointing yellow rather than the good red fall color of American Cranberrybush.

US Hardiness Zone:2b
Berry Color: Red
Size (Height/Width)4-6 ft tall
Exposure:Full sun to part shade
Bloom Time(s):Mid to late May
Growth Rate:
Native Country:Cultivar (No native area)
Flowering Season:Spring
Flower Color:White
Fragrant?:No
Full Botanical Name:Viburnum opulus var. americanum 'Compacta'

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Content Sources: The Morton Arboretum, Gary Kling – University of Illinois

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