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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Hobblebush
Viburnum lantanoides

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
    • Large, 2 to 8 inches long and wide
    • Rounded to fat egg-shaped
    • Teeth closely spaced
    • Stellate pubescence (star-like hairs) on underside along veins
    Flowers:
    • White flat-topped clusters 3 to 5 inches in diameter
    • Blooms in mid-May
    Fruit
    • Red changing to purple-black by September

    Viburnum lantanoides
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    V. lantanoides.  Click for larger image.
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    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum carlesii
    Leaves 1 to 4 inches long, 2 to 2.5 inches wide
    Viburnum lantana
    Leaves 2 to 5 inches long, 1.5 to 4 inches wide
    Viburnum prunifolium
    Leaves 1.5 to 3.5 inches long, 1 to 2 inches wide

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