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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Wright Viburnum
Viburnum wrightii

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
    • 3 to 5 inches long, 1.25 to 2.5 inches wide
    • Rounded with teeth widely spaced
    • Long hairs and brown spots on underside
    V. wrightii
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    Flowers:
    • Small, creamy-white in flattened clusters 3 to 5 inches in diameter
    • Blooms May to early June
    Fruit:
    • Bright red, borne in flattened clusters
    • Fruit colors in September and October and persists into December
    Twigs
    • Stems brown to gray, glabrous (smooth, right))
    V. wrightii stem
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    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum dentatum
    Leaves 2 to 4 inches long, 1 to 4 inches wide. Blue-black berries.
    Viburnum dilatatum
    Leaves 2 to 5 inches long, 1 to 3.5 inches wide. Twigs pubescent (hairy) and with prominent orange lenticels (raised pores).

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