Botanical Name: Viburnum x 'Emerald Triumph'
Common Name: Emerald Triumph Viburnum  
Plant photo of: Viburnum x 'Emerald Triumph'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color

Black, Red


Fruit Season

Winter, Fall


Full, Half



Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Hedge, Screen, Wind Break


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

‘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 to 8 feet tall and as wide. Showy white flowers in flat clusters bloom in late April to 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. Provides a pleasant screen or hedge, or use in a shrub or foundation border.
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers loamy soils, but tolerates wide range of soils, including clay soils as long as they are well drained. Established plants prefer regular watering but have some drought tolerance. Prune as needed immediately after flowering, but avoid shearing as it makes the shrub sort of twiggy and woody (see Guides).