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Viburnum kansuense

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum kansuense

At first glance, this plant may be mistaken for a small leafed V. opulus, V. sargentii, or V. trilobum.  The dark green leaves are 3 to 5 lobed and 1-2" long and wide.  Pale pinkish-whote flowers on small 1" cymes in May.  The distinguishing feature between it and the above mentioned species is that there are no sterile flowers in the inflorescence.  Fruits are oval to rounded and red.  Fall color is dark red.  Zone 6

USDA Hardiness Zone:



7-8 Feet


7-8 Feet

Viburnum kansuense Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Red

Native to

  • Western China