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Viburnum erubescens

Viburnum erubescens

A loose, upright, graceful shrub growing 10' by 8'.  The var. gracilipes has larger leaves and flower panicles than the species and is more common in cultivation.  Leaves are glossy green, 2-4" long and half as wide with a distinct reddish pedicel and central vein on the underside.  Leaves emit a fetid odor when crushed.  Inflorescence is a loose, pendant, panicle about 3-4" wide and 2" long.  Fragrant flowers occuring in early June are pinkish in the bud, opening white with a pink tinge.  Fruits are ¼" wide, transitioning from green to red to black.  Native to Sri Lanka, India, Himalayas, northern Burma, and China.  Zone 6 

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10 Feet


8 Feet

Viburnum erubescens Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Upright

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Red to black

Native to

  • China
  • Northern Burma
  • Sri Lanka
  • Himalayas
  • India