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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Leatherleaf Viburnum
Viburnum rhytidophyllum

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:

    • Evergreen (but often turn brown)
    • Long and narrow
    • 3 to 7 inches long, 1.5 inches wide
    • Margins (edges) entire (smooth)
    • Deeply wrinkled (more than Viburnum rhytidophylloides)

    Flowers:
    • Yellowish-white flowers in 4- to 8-inch rounded clusters
    • Blooms in mid-May
    Fruit:
    • Red maturing to black in September
    • Each fruit cluster can display all colors at the same time.
    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum cassinoides
    Leaves 1.5 to 3.5 inches long, .75 to 2.25 inches wide, deciduous.
    Viburnum rhytidophylloides
    Leaves 3 to 8 inches long, 1 to 2.5 inches wide, not as wrinkled, only semi-evergreen (leaves usually turn brown in winter by hang from stems.

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