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Viburnum sargentii


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Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (74624)

Plant details

This bold Chinese deciduous shrub can eventually make a large plant, although regular hard pruning in spring will keep its size to 90cm-1.2m (3-4ft), as a foliage plant with extra large leaves and no flowers or fruits. A compromise is preferable, allowing the handsome bushes to bear their strong prominent lacecap heads of creamy-white flowers, followed by light red berries in autumn. The maple-shaped leaves are dark brown in spring, and a rich reddish purple in autumn. Plants are particularly happy on chalky soils. To propagate, take cuttings in summer.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Species: sargentii

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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