Viburnum setigerumViburnum setigerum

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Viburnum setigerum
  • PRONUNCIATION: vi-ber'num se-tij'er-um
  • COMMON NAME: Tea Viburnum
  • FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
  • NATIVITY: Central to western China
  • GROWTH HABIT: Upright, multi-stemmed, often leggy at the base
  • SIZE: 8 to 12' (height) by 6 to 10' (spread)
  • HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 7
  • CULTURE: well drained soils, prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade
  • LANDSCAPE USE: shrub border because of leggy habit, fruit is outstanding
  • FOLIAGE: opposite, simple, ovate-lanceolate, 3 to 6" long inconsistent reddish purple fall color
  • BUDS: Imbricate, terminal-green with red, lateral-green with red tip usually with 3 to 5 visible scales
  • BARK: smooth gray
  • FLOWER: white, flowers mid-late May, 1 to 2", 5-rayed
  • FRUIT :Drupe, egg shaped, bright red
  • PROPAGATION: leafy cuttings
  • PESTS: None serious
  • CULTIVARS: 'Aurantiacum'

     

 

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