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Viburnum setigerum

Tea Viburnum

Pronunciation
vi-ber'num se-tij'er-um
Family
Genus
Nativity

Central to western China

Growth Habit

Upright, multi-stemmed, often leggy at the base

Hardiness
5
Culture

Well drained soils, prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade

Landscape Use

Shrub border because of leggy habit, fruit is outstanding

Foliage

Opposite, simple, ovate-lanceolate, 3 to 6 inches long, inconsistent reddish purple fall color.

Buds

Buds are imbricate, terminal-green with red, lateral-green with red tip usually with 3 to 5 visible scales

Bark

Smooth gray

Flower

White, flowers mid-late May, 1 to 2 inches, 5-rayed

Fruit

Drupe, egg shaped, bright red

Propagation

Leafy cuttings

Pests
None serious.
Cultivars

'Aurantiacum' - Orange-fruited form, often leggy.

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