Viburnum suspensum

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Taxonomy (1)

Classification: Angiosperm, dicot
Family: Adoxaceae
Common name: Sandankwa viburnum

General Information (1,2)

Region of Origin: Ryukyus
USDA Plants Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Growth Habit: Shrub

  • Size: 6-12 feet
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Flowering: Late winter, spring, summer
  • Fruiting: Autumn

Diagnostic Characteristics

Leaves (1)

  • Arrangement: Opposite
  • Simple/Compound: Simple
  • Shape: Ovate
  • Other: 2-5 inches

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Stem/Bark (2)

  • Color: Dark brown
  • Texture: Rough

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Flower (1)

  • Color: White to faintly pink
  • Size: 2.5-4 inches
  • Inflorescence type: Panicle

Fruit (1,2)

  • Fruit type: Berry 
  • Color: Red

Horticultural Information (1,2)

  • Light: Partial sun to shade
  • Soil type: Sandy
  • Maintenance: Easy to care for
  • Landscape Uses: Hedges, screens


1) Dirr, Ma A. (1990) Manual of woody landscape plants: Their identification, ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation, and uses.
2) Scheper, J (2006) Floridata Viburnum suspensum

Prepared by Jessica Gomez as a course requirement for BIOL 3630/5630, Spring 2013
Edited by Jessica Bartek