- Deciduous shrub, compact, slender upright stems, to 6 ft high and wide (1.8 × 1.8 m). Leaves simple, opposite, 3-lobed, 5-14 cm long, lobes acuminate, sometimes middle lobe elongated, dark green above; fall foliage yellow, sometimes reddish. Flowers white, in 10 cm flat-topped clusters (cymes). Fruit is 9 mm diam, scarlet red in fall.
- Sun to partial shade, best in good, well-drained, moist soil. It can be grown as a low hedge.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 2
- There is also another dwarf selection available. ‘Bailey Compact’: Compact, dwarf rounded form; 5 to 6 feet high and wide; deep red fall color.
A dwarf selection of the European Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum olulus var. opulus) is also known as 'Compactum'. Both Compactums are offered in the nursery trade.