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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

    5E1. If the leaf stem (petiole) is longer than the width of a dime, go to Viburnum lantana.
    5E2. If the leaf stem is shorter than the width of a dime and the teeth are distinct, go to Viburnum macrocephalum

    Note: V.carlesii is easily confused with the closely related hybrid, Viburnum x carlcephalum. V. carlesii has regularly spaced teeth while V. x carlcephalum has less regularly spaced teeth. Their susceptibility to viburnum leaf beetles is probably similar. Do your best to try to distinguish the two. But if you aren't sure, you can pick one on the online data form and check the 'not sure' box.

    5E3. If the leaf stem is shorter than the width of a dime and the teeth are small or irregular go to Viburnum x juddii.



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