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Viburnum lobophyllum

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum lobophyllum

A large shrub, 10-15' high and 10-12' wide that resembles V. betulifolium and V. hupehense.  Despite the epithet, the leaves are not lobed.  Brilliant, nearly round red fruits and a good claret autumn color.  Abundant fruiting has been observed only on mature plants.  Donald Egolf used this and V. japonicum to produce V. x 'Huron'.  Native to central and western China.  Zone 6

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10-15 Feet


10-12 Feet

Viburnum lobophyllum Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Upright, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Bright red

Native to

  • Western China
  • Central China