Viburnum dilatatumViburnum dilatatum

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Viburnum dilatatum
  • PRONUNCIATION: vi-BER-num di-la-TA-tum
  • COMMON NAME: Linden Viburnum
  • FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
  • NATIVITY: Korea
  • GROWTH HABIT: Upright, somewhat open and leggy cultivars have superior form. Deciduous.
  • SIZE: 8 to 10' (height) by 4 to 8' (spread)
  • HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 7
  • CULTURE: Moist soil and full sun to part shade
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Use as a specimen or in the shrub border. Birds love the heavy fruit set.
  • FOLIAGE: Opposite, shiny, broad leaf with serrate margin and coarse texture.  Holds leaves into mid-winter.
  • BUDS: Imbricate, slightly pubescent.  Red terminal bud in winter.
  • BARK: Young stems have prominent lenticels with a pubescent terminal stem.   
  • FLOWER: Large masses of white May into June flowers.
  • FRUIT: Large quantities of small red fruit held in clusters in September/October.  Fruit persists into December if not eaten by the birds.  
  • PROPAGATION: Seeds and cuttings.
  • PESTS: None serious.



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