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Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



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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
    • 2 to 4 inches long, 1 to 2 inches wide
    • Elliptical to egg-shaped
    • Teeth closely spaced
    • Leaf surface smooth top and bottom
    Flowers:
    • Small, creamy white flowers in flat clusters 3 to 4.5 inches in diameter
    • Blooms mid to late May

    Fruit:

    • Held in pendulous (drooping) clusters
    • Color changes from green to yellow, pink, rose and finally to blue-black

    Petiole:

    • Petiole (leaf stem) has wavy margins

    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum prunifolium
    Leaves 1.5 to 3.5 inches. Petiole (leaf stem) margin not wavy.

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