|'Compactum' was introduced by Hoogendoom Nurseries, Inc., Newport, R.I. in l953 and is one of the best dwarf clones available. It grows 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 feet high and wide and has dark green leaves and flowers about the size of the species but has greater resistance to leaf spot.
Many Viburnums will turn red in autumn. In spring it bears domed coryms of small white or pinkish-white flowers, followed by ellipsoid fruit, red ripening to black.
Excellent for a shrub border. If possible, locate this plant where it will receive partial summer shade and winter and spring sun.