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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?

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

    1A1. If your leaf is divided into three segments (lobes), similar to the leaves at right, go to 2A.

    Viburnum acerifolium - Mapleleaf Viburnum, PossumhawViburnum opulus - European Cranberrybush, American Crannberrybush, Guelder RoseViburnum sargentii - Sargent Viburnum

    1A2. If your leaf is rounded (orbicular) or egg shape (ovate to broad ovate), similar to the leaves at right, go to 2B.

    Viburnum carlesii, Korean Spice ViburnumViburnum cassinoides - Witherod ViburnumViburnum dentatum - Arrowwood ViburnumViburnum lantanoides (syn. V. alnifolium) - HobblebushViburnum macrocephalum - Chinese Snowball ViburnumViburnum prunifolium - Blackhaw ViburnumViburnum wrightii - Wright ViburnumViburnum x carlcephalum - Carlcephalum Viburnum

    1A3. If your leaf is football-shaped (elliptic) or long and narrow (oblong), similar to the leaves at right, go to 2C.

    Viburnum dilatatum - Linden Viburnum Viburnum farrerii - (syn. V. fragrans) Fragrant ViburnumViburnum lentago - Nannyberry Viburnum, Sheepberry ViburnumViburnum plicatum f. tomentosum - Doublefile ViburnumViburnum rhytidophyllum - Leatherleaf Viburnum Viburnum sieboldii - Siebold ViburnumViburnum setigerum - Tea ViburnumViburnum utile - Service Viburnum, Conoy ViburnumViburnum x burkwoodii - Burkwood Viburnum Viburnum x juddii - Judd Viburnum

    Tip: Leaf outlines above do not show relative size. For life-sized outlines, see Leaf Drawings [900K .pdf file].



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