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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Korean Spice Viburnum
Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum leaf
beetle home


Guide to identifying Viburnums

  • Common names


  • Is it a viburnum?


  • Which viburnum?


  • Express key


  • ID tutorial


  • Guide to viburnums by David Swaciak.

    Leaf drawings by
    Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

    Logo images by Paul Weston & Craig Cramer

    Leaves:

    • Deciduous
    • 1 to 4 inches long, .75 to 2.5 inches wide
    • Broad egg- to football-shaped
    • Teeth regular
    • Stellate (star-shaped) pubescence (hairs) underneath, especially along veins
    • Veins extend beyond leaf margin

    Flowers:
    • Pink in bud, white when open
    • 2 to 3 inches wide, like half a big golf ball
    • Intensely fragrant

    Fruit:
    • Red maturing to black, August to September
    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum macrocephalum
    Leaves 2 to 4 inches long, 1.25 to 2.5 inches wide.
    No fruit

    Viburnum x burkwoodii
    Leaves 1.5 to 4 inches long, .75 to 1.75 inches wide, margin entire or with small irregular teeth
    Viburnum x carlcephalum
    Leaves 2 to 4.75 inches long, 2 to 2.75 inches wide, teeth less regular.


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