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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Burkwood Viburnum
Viburnum x burkwoodii

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:

    • Semi-evergreen
    • 1.5 to 4 inches long, .75 to 1.75 inches wide
    • Egg- to football-shaped or long and narrow shaped
    • Margin entire (smooth) but usually with small irregular teeth
    • Scurfy (scratchy) pubescent on top side

    Flowers:
    • Pink in bud, opening to white in hemispherical clusters 2 to 3 inches across
    • Yellow anthers (pollen filaments)
    • Blooms in April
    Fruit:
    • .3 inches in diameter
    • Red changing to black, July-August
     
    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum carlesii
    Leaves 1 to 4 inches long, .75 to 2/5 inches wide, with regular teeth along margin.
    Viburnum cassinoides
    Leaves 1.5 to 3.5 inches long, .75 to 2.25 inches wide, with rounded teeth.

    Viburnum utile
    Leaves evergreen, 1.5 to 2 inches long, .25 to 1.25 inches wide., Glabrous (smooth) on top, margin entire (without teeth).
    Viburnum x juddii
    Leaves 1.75 to 2.5 inches long, 1 to 1.75 inches wide. Teeth widely spaced.

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