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Viburnum dilatatum

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Description

The linden viburnum gets it's common name because its leaves resemble those of the linden tree.  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. Established plants tolerate drought.

It has been reported as invasive in some states and will form dense thickets that suppresses native vegetation.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#butterflies#showy flowers#deciduous#birds#showy berries#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#showy fruits#deer resistant#shrub border#screens#foundation planting#non-native
 
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#butterflies#showy flowers#deciduous#birds#showy berries#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#showy fruits#deer resistant#shrub border#screens#foundation planting#non-native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    dilatatum
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    The fruit is a good winter food source attracting birds. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    showy large clusters of 1/3 inch red berries in fall. May persist into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    3 to 5 in. flattened flower cluster in late spring of 1/4 inch creamy-white flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-5 inch long and 1-2.5 inch wide dark green leaves that may develop a russet-red fall color. Leaf shape can vary from nearly round to more strap-like on the same plant.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Lenticels:
    Conspicuous
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    stems are brown with prominent orange lenticels
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer