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Viburnum setigerum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num set-EE-ger-um
Description

Tea Viburnum is a shrub from China with flower clusters smaller than most viburnums but has a heavier fruit production than most. More than one shrub is needed for fruiting. Prefers moist loams but is adaptable to other soils. This shrub can become leggy with age. 

 

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#sun#deciduous#partial shade#showy berries#white flowers#deciduous shrub#hedges#pond margins#deer resistant#borders#fantz
 
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#sun#deciduous#partial shade#showy berries#white flowers#deciduous shrub#hedges#pond margins#deer resistant#borders#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    setigerum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Wildlife Value:
    Mildly resistant to deer.
    Edibility:
    Leaves can be used to make tea.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    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
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    0.3 to 0.5 in. bright red drupe in fall; persists
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    White flowers on 1 to 2 in. flat-topped cymes
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3-6 inch gray-green to blue-green leaves are pointed and slightly toothed with hairs in the veins. Fall color is unreliable and a muted reddish-purple.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Bark Description:
    Gray fissuring bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Buds:
    Scaly
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Smooth gray stems with lenticels, stem buds are green with red edges.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil