Viburnum lantana var. discolor

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum lantana var. discolor

This variety has smaller leaves than the species measuring only 2½" long and 1½" wide.  The upper leaf surface is a lustrous dark green with some pubescence while the underside is densely woolly to the point of being almost white.  Habit is more compact than the species, growing to 5'.  Although not reported, I assume the flowering and fruiting aspects are similar to the species. 

USDA Hardiness Zone:



5 Feet


5 Feet

Viburnum lantana var. discolor Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Compact
  • Upright, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Drought tolerant
  • Acid
  • Well-drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Persistant
  • Green to red to black