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‘Bailey Compact’ American cranberry bush

Viburnum trilobum 'Bailey Compact'

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This low-key  shrub is perfect for the back of a border, where its dense form will create a  backdrop for showier summer plants. Come fall, however, it stands out with deep burgundy foliage and large, bright red berries. Birds don’t like the fruit, so the berries often persist well into winter. ‘Bailey Compact’ is a dwarf version of this normally 20-foot-tall shrub.

Young plants will not flower (and, thus, no fruit). New growth is tinged with red, however, so there is more to the show than amazing fall color.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNew growth is tinged with red. Extremely showy fall color and long-lasting fruit. Compact growth.

CareProvide full sun to partial shade and average soil.

ProblemsGenerally trouble-free.

  • Genus : Viburnum
  • Zones : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Characteristics : Deer Resistant, North American Native, Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Fruit
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest, Spring Interest
  • Uses : Foundation Plantings, Front Yard
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Flower Color : White

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