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Viburnum harryanum

Viburnum harryanum

The unique trait of this species which makes it nearly impossible to identify as a Viburnum but at the same time leaving you with a lasting impression is the small, Mickey Mouse shaped leaves.  Leaves are evergreen, dark green, and nearly rounded with a red petiole.  The white, non-fragrant flowers are quite small as is the cyme.  Fruits are equally small and bluish-black.  Listed as growing 8', but old arboretum specimens have been documented as much larger.  Named as a compliment to Sir Harry Veitch.  Zone 7

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Upon first sighting, it would be nearly impossible to find someone who could properly identify this species as a Viburnum.  However, once encountered, its identity will never be forgotten.


8-10 Feet


8-10 Feet

Viburnum harryanum Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow to Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Sparse
  • Blue-black

Native to

  • Western China

Winter foliage

  • Evergreen