Viburnum prunifolium 'Forest Rouge'

Forest Rouge Viburnum: Patent TM

Categories: Shrubs

The Forest Rouge Blackhaw Viburnum is a trademarked selection made by Dan Moore at McKay Nursery in Waterloo, Wisconsin. A small multi-trunked tree, with a dense, more oval, upright branching form than the species. The foliage emerges yellow green and ages to a dark, shiny green. The stems have dark red color on the new growth. Flat-topped clusters of creamy-white flowers appear in mid-May, followed by blue-black fruit which can persist nicely. Fall color is an outstanding maroon, which is what the plant is named for.

This is one of the first viburnums to color in the fall and retains its color for well over a month.  A very fine selection.  Zone 3

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8-14 ft


5-7 Feet


3-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Viburnum prunifolium 'Forest Rouge' Characteristics


  • Native to Northeast
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Good for Naturalizing

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Average

Fall Color

  • Wine Red
  • Burgundy

Flower Color

  • Creamy White
  • White


  • Blue-black
  • Purple-violet


  • Upright
  • Upright, rounded