doublefile viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, ovate, serrate, 2 to 4 inches long, dark green above, wrinkled, pubescent beneath.
Flower: White, the outer sterile flowers are much larger, occur in large showy clusters several inches wide, appearing in spring.
Fruit: Bright red drupes in large clusters, 1/3 inch long, ripens to black in late summer.
Twig: Slender, light gray-brown, numerous opposite short twigs, faint pinkish scruffy buds, flower buds are valvate, vegetative buds are naked.
Bark: Gray-brown, darkens with age and develops shallow ridges.
Form: A small shrub reaching 6 to 10 feet in height.
Looks like: Koreanspice viburnum
- Burkwood viburnum
- linden viburnum
- leatherleaf viburnum
| Additional Range Information:
Viburnum plicatum is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting doublefile viburnum.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson