Viburnum schensianum Shensi Viburnum

Viburnum schensianum

Shensi Viburnum

A long lost relative to our Wayfaring Tree (V. lantana).  Reported to mature 10-12' but unlike V. lantana, our plants are finely branched, leaves are 1-2" long, have an overall refined appearance and slow growing so I would suspect that mature size takes some time to achieve.  Flowers are dull white flat-topped cymes with all florets being fertile.  Fruits are bright red turning to black.  Reported to be Zone 6 but performing admirably in Zone 5.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10 Feet


10 Feet

Viburnum schensianum Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow to Moderate


  • Upright
  • Upright, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Sparse
  • Red to black

Native to

  • Northwest China

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous