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Viburnum betulifolium (Birchleaf viburnum )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viburnum betulifolium

Other names

Birchleaf viburnum

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Species

V. betulifolium - V. betulifolium is an upright to arching, deciduous shrub with ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and domed corymbs of small, white flowers in late spring or early summer followed by spherical, bright red fruit.


Viburnum betulifolium is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Upright

Toxicity

Fruit may cause stomach discomfort.

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Viburnum beetle Aphids , Viburnum beetle

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 8.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Viburnum betulifolium (Birchleaf viburnum ) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Viburnum betulifolium

Other names

Birchleaf viburnum

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Species

V. betulifolium - V. betulifolium is an upright to arching, deciduous shrub with ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and domed corymbs of small, white flowers in late spring or early summer followed by spherical, bright red fruit.

Native to

China

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Upright

Toxicity

Fruit may cause stomach discomfort.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Viburnum beetle

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 8.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viburnum betulifolium (Birchleaf viburnum ) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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