Emerald Triumph viburnum is a cross between Viburnum rhytidophylloides ‘Allegheny’ and Viburnum burejaeticum. The compact rounded shrub has white, flat-topped flowers followed by persistent green to red to black fruits. The thick, leathery dark green leaves turn yellow and red in the fall.
All Common Names:
Tree or Plant Type:
- Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
- Mixed border,
- Large shrub (more than 8 feet),
- Medium shrub (5-8 feet)
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
- Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Zone 3,
- Zone 4,
- Zone 5 (Chicago),
- Zone 6,
- Zone 7
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Occasional drought,
- Alkaline soil,
- Clay soil
- Moderately Tolerant
- Spring blossoms,
- Fall color,
- Persistent fruit/seeds,
- Showy fruit,
- Showy flowers
Season of Interest:
- Early summer,
- Mid summer,
- Late summer,
- Early fall,
- Mid fall,
- Late fall
Flower Color & Fragrance:
Shape or Form:
Size & Form
A compact, 6 to 8 feet high and wide shrub
Tree & Plant Care
Best grown in full sun to part shade.
Roots of viburnums are fibrous and wide-spreading, prefers fertile, slightly acid soil with lots of organic matter.
Tolerant of dry soil once established. Mulch well to retain moisture.
For best fruiting potential plant another viburnum of same species, that flowers at the same time to protmote better pollination.
Prune only to control size. Remove older stems to the ground.
Flowers on older wood so best pruned right after flowering.
Disease, pests, and problems
Viburnum stem borer, viburnum leaf beetle, aphids, and powdery mildew
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Tolerant of dry soil and windy sites.
Native geographic location and habitat
An introduction from University of Minnesota
A cross between Viburnum rhytidophylloides ‘Allegheny’ and Viburnum burejaeticum.
Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife
Birds are attracted to fruit once it has gone through several frosts and softens.
Bark color and texture
Gray to brown in color
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Opposite, simple, oblong to elliptical, 3 to 6 inches long.
Dark green leathery leaves turn yellow and red in the fall.
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Flat-topped, 3 to 4 inch diameter, flower clusters, creamy-white. No fragrance.
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
Cluster of red changing to black fruits (drupe) in late summer.
Fruit set more prolific if other viburnums are in the same area.