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Viburnum luzonicum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
vy-BUR-num loo-ZAWN-ih-cum
Description

Luzon Viburnum is a large deciduous shrub native to open woodlands, roadsides and disturbed areas of eastern Asia.  Plant in the full sun to partial shade in high organic matter well-drained soils.  Mature plants tolerate some drought.    Flowers are small and white and have a slighly unplesant fragrance.  Flowers are followed by rounded fruits that start off red and turn black giving fall and winter intrest to the plant.  Leaves also provide fall and winter intrest by turning purple-red.  Leaves often remain on the plant through winter until new growth occurs in the spring.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems

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#deciduous#drought tolerant#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#hedges#privacy#foundation planting#red fruits#woodland#fall fruits#screening#black fruits#winter fruits#fall color red#malodorous#winter color red#fall color purple#winter color purple
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#hedges#privacy#foundation planting#red fruits#woodland#fall fruits#screening#black fruits#winter fruits#fall color red#malodorous#winter color red#fall color purple#winter color purple
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    luzonicum
    Family:
    Adoxaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, Pillippines, Taiwan, Vietnam
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    Round fruits start out red and mature to black.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Small cymes of white flowers bloom mid to late spring. The fragrance is slight unpleasant.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Simple, 4" long elliptical to ovate. Red-purple fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought