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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?




Witherod Viburnum
Viburnum cassinoides

Viburnum leaf
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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
    • 1.5 to 3.5 inches long, .75 to 2.25 inches wide
    • Football- or egg- to oblong-shaped
    • Nearly glabrous (smooth), somewhat scurfy (small bran-like scales) beneath
    • Teeth rounded and widely spaced.

    Click for larger image.
    Flowers:
    • Creamy white flowers borne in 2- to 5-inch flat-topped clusters
    • Blooms in late June
    Fruit:
    • Changes from green to pink to red to blue to black by September.
    • Often all colors present at once.
    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum rhytidophylloides
    Leaves 3 to 8 inches long, 1 to 2.5 inches wide, margin entire (no teeth).
    Viburnum sieboldii
    Leaves 2 to 6 inches long, 1.5 to 3 inches wide, have burnt rubber smell.
    Viburnum utile
    Leaves evergreen, 1 to 3 inches long, .25 to 1.25 inches wide
    Viburnum x burkwoodii
    Leaves 1.5 to 4 inches long, .75 to 1.75 inches wide, margin enitire or with small regular teeth.

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