Viburnum bracteatum Bracted Viburnum

Viburnum bracteatum

Bracted Viburnum

An upright, spreading, eventualy rounded shrub resembling V. dentatum and V. rafinesquianum.  Leaves are glossier and thicker textured than dentatum providing excellent scorch resistance in full sun.  Creamy-white, flat-topped cymes in early June followed by blue-purple-black fruit.  The species name is derived brom distinctive bracts on the stems of the flower trusses below the flowers.  Fall color is yellow to bronze.  Native to the southeastern United States.  Zone 5

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10 Feet


10 Feet

Viburnum bracteatum Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Drought tolerant
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellow to bronze

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Blue-black
  • Persistant if not eaten by birds

Native to

  • North America