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Viburnum betulifolium Birchleaf Viburnum

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum betulifolium

Birchleaf Viburnum

A large, open shrub of loose habit but not to be considerd scraggly.  Mature specimens found at 10-12' tall and wide.  Sharply serrated, dark green leaves resembling that of birch, hence its name.  The white, slightly fragrant flowers are borne in 2-4" cymes in mid to late May.  V. betulifolium is quite spectacular when in fruit, displaying ¼" ovoid, bright red fruits in copious amounts which are quite persistant.  Native to China and Taiwan.  Zone 6

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10-12 Feet


10-12 Feet

Viburnum betulifolium Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • Yes


  • Abundant and showy
  • Persistant
  • Bright red

Native to

  • China
  • Taiwan