Viburnum lentago

Viburnum lentago

Large shrub with upright branching habit. Leaves are a dark glossy green when contrasted by flat topped clusters of white flowers. Flowers mature into blue-black fruits prior to putting on an outstanding fall color display of orange, red, and deep purple color transitioning leaves. Native species with great durability, and persistent fruits are good winter food for birds. Excellent in shade, sun, moist or dry soils. Very hardy.

Plant Height at Maturity

15 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

10 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit

Upright | Spreading

Landscape Uses

Hedge | Erosion Control | Ornamental Specimen | Water Garden

Environmental Features

Native Species | Water-wise | Pollinator Friendly | Bird Habitat | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Alkaline Soil | Dry Soil | Calcareous Soil | Deer Damage | Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Fall Color | Winter Interest | Spring Flowering

Flower Color