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Sandankwa Viburnum Viburnum suspensum

Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num sus-PEN-sum
Description

This viburnum is native to Okinawa and other Japanese islands.  It is a popular landscaping shrub in Florida and other mild winter climates where it can grow up to 12 feet if left untrimmed. Pruning is recommended for shaping in spring and summer to limit fast-growing shoots. It thrives in moist, well-drained fertile soil in a wide range of daylight, from full sun to shade.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#fragrant flowers#salt tolerant#hedges#deer resistant#dense#shade#screening
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#fragrant flowers#salt tolerant#hedges#deer resistant#dense#shade#screening
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    suspensum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Okinawa and other Japanese islands
    Distribution:
    Florida and other mild winter climates
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    salt, deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    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 Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Small red round berries
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant pinkish-white tubular flowers in 2-4 inch clusters in late winter to spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Course dark green leaves are 3.5 inches long and 2 inches wide.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Dark brown stems are rough and textured
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pool/Hardscape
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt