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Viburnum sieboldii

Viburnum sieboldii Miq.

 

Siebold Viburnum

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderDipsacalesIncludes viburnum, honeysuckle, snowberry, beautybush, twinflower, many others
FamilyAdoxaceaeElders and viburnums
GenusViburnumLatin for “a kind of shrub”
Speciessieboldii

About plant names...

This viburnum is native to Japan.

Identification: This shrub, or sometimes small tree, is 15-20' (4.6-6.1 m) high (rarely 30' (9.1 m)) and 10-15' (3-4.6 m) around. It is rounded but fairly sparse. Leaves occur in opposing pairs, 2-6" (5-15 cm) × 1½-3" (3.8-7.6 cm), with serrated edges and prominent veins. Sometimes the leaves become red or purple in the fall. Flowerheads have many tiny white blossoms. Fruits are ½" (1.3 cm), pink, darkening to blue-black. They extend beyond the foliage, inviting birds.

See this comparison table showing Viburnums that are presently in our database, or this nicely done Viburnum species guide.

Online References:

Viburnum sieboldii on Erv Evans' site at the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Viburnum sieboldii on CirrusImage.com

Viburnum sieboldii at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Viburnum sieboldii on classes.hortla.wsu.edu

Viburnum sieboldii at the University of Connecticut Plant Database

Viburnum sieboldii on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Viburnum sieboldii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold Viburnum)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold Viburnum)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold Viburnum)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Range: Zones 5-7:

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