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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Service Viburnum
Viburnum utile 'Conoy'

Viburnum leaf
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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:

    • Evergreen
    • 1.5 to 2 inches long, .25 to 1.25 inches wide
    • Margin (edge) entire (smooth)
    • Underside pale blue-green with dense stellate pubescence (star-like hairs), glabrous (smooth) on top

    Flowers:
    • Pink buds open to creamy white flowers in 2 to 2.5 inch flat-topped clusters
    Fruits:
    • Change from red to black in August
     
    More information:

    • Grows about 5 feet tall with an equal or greater spread.
    • Hardy to Zone 6, but performs better in Zones 7 and 8.
    • Evergreen and heat tolerant in the southern U.S.
    • Resistant to bacterial leaf spot.
    • May not set fruit as they require cross-pollination from viburnums with different parents.
    • Viburnum utile 'Conoy' bush
    • Viburnum utile 'Conoy' flower buds

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum cassinoides
    Leaves deciduous, 1.5 to 3.5 inches long, .75 to 2.25 inches wide. Rounded teeth along margin.

    Viburnum x burkwoodii
    Leaves 1.5 to 4 inches long, .75 to 1.75 inches wide.
    Margin entire (smooth) but usually with small irregular teeth.

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