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Viburnum wrightii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num RITE-ee-eye
Description

Wright Viburnum is a shrub from Japan that features an upright rounded form with big flat-topped clusters of white flowers in the spring and similar sized clusters of wine-red berries in the fall and winter. It prefers well-drained moist soils and will grow 6-10 feet tall and not quite as wide.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'C.A. Hildebrant's'
    More compact to 4 feet tall
'C.A. Hildebrant's'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun tolerant#specimen#shrub#showy fruits#hedges#deer resistant#foundation planting#border planting#shrub borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'C.A. Hildebrant's'
    More compact to 4 feet tall
'C.A. Hildebrant's'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun tolerant#specimen#shrub#showy fruits#hedges#deer resistant#foundation planting#border planting#shrub borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    wrightii
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Mildly deer resistant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    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 pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 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:
    0.3 inch rounded red fruit in clusters that persist into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small white flowers in 3-5 inch numerous flat-topped clusters
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3-5 inch by 1-2.5 inch dark metallic green leaves with red fall color. Undersides with long hairs and dark spots.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Smooth gray-brown stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer