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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Fragrant Viburnum
Viburnum farreri

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
    • 1.5 to 4 inches long, 1 to 2.75 inches wide
    • Football-shaped
    • Teeth widely spaced
    • Underside of leaf glabrous (smooth) with sparse hairs where veins meet
    • Leaf base cuneate (long taper)

    Flowers:
    • Pinkish-red in bud, opening to white tinged with pink
    • Blooms early to mid April before leaves
    Fruit:
    • Red changing to black July to August
    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum dilatatum
    Leaves 2 to 5 inches long, 1 to 3.5 inches wide. Flowers bloom in May to early June.

    Viburnum setigerum
    Leaves 3 to 6 inches long, 1.25 to 2.5 inches wide. Fruit reddish-orange to orange.

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