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Viburnum
Viburnum 'Emerald Triumph'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Emerald Triumph
Hybridized by Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station
Registered or introduced: 1994

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Iowa City, Iowa

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 27, 2010, penwoods from Iowa City, IA wrote:

I do like the 'Emerald Triumph' viburnum. It has a good branching structure that looks good when bare through the winter. It grows slowly, and I like that because garden space is a problem for me. After 8 years, this viburnum has kept it's nicely rounded shape without needing much pruning. The only problem: it has never produced any berries, not one. I would like to know what I can do to help this great bush produce berries. Can anyone advise me on this?

Positive

On Jul 15, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Emerald Triumph' viburnum is another outstanding introduction from Dr. Harold Pellet's industrious innovations at the Hardy Plant Center and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

A vigorous but compact shrub, 'Emerald Triumph' is V. x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany' x V. burejaeticum, and has the guts to tolerate severe upper midwestern conditions and the backbone to survive the vagaries of the Ohio River valley region. This plant flowers heavily on young plants; carries dark green clean lustrous foliage through the summer; offers 3-4 weeks of red fruit before maturing to black; and has very nice fall color of primarily red but some yellow and orange interior foliage color as well.

If one needed an individual specimen of uniform rounded habit, or a tallish hedge ... read more