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TREES & Plants

Siebold viburnum

This large shrub or small tree has glossy dark green leaves with toothed edges. In May it has creamy-white flowers that are followed by red berries. The leaves, which sometimes turn burgundy in fall, have an unpleasant odor when crushed.

Botanical name: 
Viburnum sieboldii
All Common Names: 
Siebold viburnum
Family (English): 
Elderberry
Family (Botanic): 
Adoxaceae
Tree or Plant Type: 
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Foliage: 
  • Deciduous (foliage falls off)
Native Locale: 
  • Non-native
Hardiness Zones: 
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
Growth Rate: 
  • Medium
Light Exposure: 
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
  • Partial sun (4-6 hrs direct light daily)
  • Partial shade (4-6 hrs indirect light daily)
Tolerances: 
  • Alkaline soil
Soil Preference: 
  • Moist, well-drained soil
Flower Color & Fragrance: 
  • White
Size Range: 
  • Small tree (15-25 feet)
  • Compact tree (10-15 feet)
  • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
Shape or Form: 
  • Rounded
  • Upright
Landscape Uses: 
  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Mixed border
  • Screen
Time of Year: 
  • Mid spring
More Information: 

Tree & Plant Care

This plant is difficult to locate in nurseries.

 

Disease, pests, and problems

 

Disease, pest, and problem resistance

 

Native geographic location and habitat

C-Value: 

 

Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife

 

Bark color and texture 

 

Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture

Color: green

 Fall Color: burgundy

 

Flower arrangement, shape, and size

Arrangement: clusters

 

Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions

Fruit changes from red to black in late season.

 

Cultivars and their differences