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Viburnum erosum

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Viburnum ichangense
Phonetic Spelling
vy-BUR-num e-ROH-sum
Description

Beech Viburnum is an upright deciduous shrub that is native to Asia. It will grow 5-7 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide with showy white flowers in spring that are followed by red fruits in summer to fall. Foliage turns an orangy-red in the fall.

Plant it in the full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained acidic soils.  Use in an Asian garden, pollinator garden, as a foundation shrub or a hedge.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#fall color#partial shade#white flowers#fall interest#hedges#foundation planting#red fruits#pollinator plant#asian garden#mid-spring flowers#birds
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#fall color#partial shade#white flowers#fall interest#hedges#foundation planting#red fruits#pollinator plant#asian garden#mid-spring flowers#birds
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    erosum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan, Korea, China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    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)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • 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:
    1/4" long red fruits
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Showy white flowers in 2-3 inch cymes appear in mid-spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1.5-3.5 inch by 1-2 inch oval-ovate or obovate leaves have wedge-shaped or rounded bases and pointed tips. Margins are sharply toothed and star-shaped hairs are present on both surfaces, especially the undersides. Orangy-red fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Slender stems have pale brown down when young
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds