Viburnum japonicum (Thunb.) Spreng.

Japanese Viburnum

Family: Adoxaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 6 to 8' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Rounded habit. Dark green leaves, lustrous, to 6" long, leathery, lighter green below. White flowers in flat cymes, fragrant, followed by red, oval-round drupes.



Introduced in 1879 by Charles Maries (Dirr lists 1859). Native to Japan.

Published in Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) (Sprengel) 1: 934 in 1825.

Basionym Cornus japonica Thunb.


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