Viburnum recognitium

A deciduous shrub native to eastern Noorth America, closely related to V. dentatum (probably a variety of dentatum but taxonomically given species status) but considered to be more northerly distributed.  Although listed as a quite large shrub, most sightings refer to a 5-6' high and wide plant that is very dense in habit.  Leaf undersides, jpetiole, buds, and stems are prominently pubescent, unlike that of V. dentatum which is glabrous.  Leaves also have a thinner texture.  White flowers in June produce round to oval blue-black fruit.  Zone 4

USDA Hardiness Zone:



5-6 Feet


5-6 Feet

Viburnum recognitium Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded
  • Dense

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Blue-black

Native to

  • North America

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous