Viburnum 'Emerald Triumph'
Common Name: viburnum
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Adoxaceae
Zone: 4 to 7
Height: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Butterflies
Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Clay Soil


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates wide range of soils. Tolerates clay soils better than most viburnums. Established plants prefer consistent moisture but have some drought tolerance. Prune as needed immediately after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics

‘Emerald Triumph’ is the result of a cross between V. ‘Allegheny’ and V. burejaeticum. This is a compact, rounded, deciduous shrub that typically matures to 6-8’ tall and as wide. Showy white flowers in flat clusters (cymes to 3” wide) bloom in late April-May. Flowers give way to fruits (drupes) that mature to bright red in late summer but turn black by autumn. Leathery, glossy dark green leaves turn bronze to dark red in fall.


No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Shrub borders or foundations. Screen or hedge.