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Viburnum suspensum

Common Name(s):
Sandankwa viburnum
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Native to Okinawa and other Japanese islands; popular landscaping shrub in Florida and other mild winter climates where it can grow to 12 ft. if left untrimmed. Pruning recommended for shape, in spring and summer to limit fast-growing shoots. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer and highly salt tolerant.

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Dark green leaves cover the shrub densely; they are coarse, oval with serrated edges, roughly 3.5 inches long and 2 inches wide; held oppositely along rough textured dark brown stems.
Flower:
Pinkish white flowers in late winter to early spring; fragrant; red fruit
Zones:
8-10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to shade; moist, well-drained fertile soil
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Erect arching branches
Width:
6-10 ft.
Tags:
salt tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1835

Viburnum suspensum Viburnum suspensum in bloom
Photo by Gardening in a Minute, CC BY-NC-2.0
Viburnum suspensum Viburnum suspensum as a hedge
Photo by Kahlil and thesix, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0