Guide to identifying Viburnums
it a viburnum?
Guide to viburnums by David Swaciak.
Leaf drawings by
images by Paul Weston & Craig Cramer
- 2 to 5 inches long, 1 to 2.5 inches wide
- Broad egg-shaped
- Teeth widely spaced
- Stellate pubescence
(star-like hairs) on underside mostly along veins
- Petiole .5 to .6 inches long
- White forming a large flat-topped cluster up to 4 inches in diameter
of large, showy, outer flowers and small, unshowy inner flowers
- Blooms in May
- Red maturing to black, matures August
- Usually 2-ranked (in a single flat plane, fishbone-like)
Species and distinguishing characteristics:
Leaves 1 to 4 inches long, .75 to 2.5 inches wide.
Flowers like half a golfball.
Leaves 2 to 5 inches long, 1.5 to 4 inches wide.
Flowers white in 3- to 5-inch flat-topped clusters.
Leaves 2 to 4 inches long, 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide.
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