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Viburnum hupehense Hubei Viburnum

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum hupehense

Hubei Viburnum

A medium sized shrub growing 8-10'.  At first glance, it could be confused with V. dilatatum.  The leaves, dark green on the top and lighter beneath, are covered with dense hairs, top and bottom.  Flowers are pink in the bud opening to white.  Oval fruits are 1/3" long, yellow-orange, changing to red and remain effective into the winter.  Autumn coloration is pruplish-bronze.  Native to Hupeh and Sichuan Provinces, China.  Zone 6

USDA Hardiness Zone:



8-10 Feet


8-10 Feet

Viburnum hupehense Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Purplish-bronze

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Yellow-orange to red

Native to

  • Hupeh Province, China
  • Sichuan Province China