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Viburnum corymbiflorum

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum corymbiflorum

This is a plant that was originally brought back from Hunan by David Parks, Camellia Forest Nursery, Chapel Hill, NC and named V. species Camellia Forest.  Later, this plant was identified by our friend Charles Keith, Keith Arboretum as V. corymbiflorum.  Leaves emerge with a reddish tinge and later mature to a glossy dark green.  Small flowers in spring are non-fragrant.  Fall foliage is yellow, orange, and red.  This taxa has two known seedlings which we are propagating.  One has a more open habit with prolific fruit set which transitions from amber to coral to red and holds well into the winter.  The other is of a more dense habit with the fruit changing from green to red and is not as profuse.  Zone 7

USDA Hardiness Zone:



8 Feet


8 Feet

Viburnum corymbiflorum Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellow, orange, and red

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Amber to coral to red
  • Abundant and showy

Native to

  • Hunan