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Viburnum sargentii

Viburnum sargentii 'Susquehanna'

A multi-stemmed, rounded cultivar exhibiting coarse branching giving it a rugged look.  Has potential as a multi or single stemmed tree form which exposes the bark which turns corky with age to such a degree that it has ornamental merit.  Introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1966.  Selected from 219 seedlings raised from seed collected in Japan.  Matures to 12-15' making it an ideal height as an ornamental tree.  Foliage is dark green with thick, heavy substance and up to twice as large as those of the species.  Inflorescence is a large flat-topped cyme with a ring of sterile outer florets.  Noted for its striking fruit set which is yellow-green, turning bright translucent red, prolific, and persistant.  Autumn coloration is yellowish to reddish.  Zone 4

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10 Feet


10 Feet

Viburnum sargentii 'Susquehanna' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellows and reds


  • Persistant
  • Yellow green turning translucent red
  • Abundant and showy

Native to

  • Japan

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous