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Viburnum dilatatum

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

The linden viburnum (Viburnum dilatatum) gets it's common name because its leaves resemble those of the linden tree (Tilia americana).  It prefers cool summers. Plant in shrub boarders, as a screen, or foundation planting. Showy white flowers that are followed by red berries in fall that turn to black in the winter.  Single plants do not fruit well so plant in groups.  Established plants tolerate drought.

Seasons of Interest:

Foliage: Fall, bronze/burgandy Bloom: Spring, May-early June Fruit: Fall-Winter, drupe

 

 

Wildlife Value:  Fruit is a good winter food source attracting birds. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.

Height:
6-9 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple dark green leaves; 2 to 5 in. long; may develop russet red fall color
Flower:
3 to 5 in. flattened flower cluster in late spring; showy large clusters of red berries in fall
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers evenly moist, slightly acidic soil.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; rounded; dense; can become open and leggy
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
foundation, showy flowers, showy fruit, deciduous, drought tolerant, birds, butterflies, shrub boarder, wildlife, deer resistant, screen

NCCES plant id: 1822

Viburnum dilatatum 'Oneida' Form
W. Baumgartner, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Viburnum dilatatum Flower
Hamachidori, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Viburnum dilatatum Fruit and fall color
Plant Image Library, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Viburnum dilatatum Fruit, red turning black
GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0