Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'

Onondaga Cranberrybush

Categories: Shrubs

Showy maroon buds open in May to pinwheel-type creamy-white flowers with a pink tinge and purple anthers.  The inflorescence, when opened, has a dainty, airy appearance that we like to think of as having a Milky Way effect.  Red fruit is sparse.  Fall color is red.  A must have plant as a specimen or in mass plantings.  Zone 4

More About Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'

  • multi season interest

An outstanding selection introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1966 as a result of the work of Dr. Donald Egolf.  Upright habit when young, then more rounded with age.  A superior cultivar featuring both ornamental foliage and floral displays. Leaves emerge fine textured, velvety, and maroon, later turning green but retaining a maroon tinge.  This makes a vivid contrast for the new foliage which continues to emerge maroon.  

We do NOT SHIP plants. ALL Sales are in person at our garden center.


8-14 ft


6-8 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga' Characteristics


  • Native to Northeast
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Specimen
  • Hedging


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Burgundy

Flower Color

  • White


  • bright red


  • Spreading