- Deciduous shrub
- USDA hardiness zones:
Linden viburnum is native to China and Japan. It is an upright to rounded, deciduous shrub that typically matures to 8-10 tall and to 6-8 wide. White flowers in showy, domed clusters (cymes to 5î wide) appear in late spring. Flowers give way to ovoid bright red fruits (drupes) that mature in late summer to early fall and persist into early winter. Berries are attractive to birds. Orbicular to broad-ovate, wrinkled, dark green leaves (to 5î long) are coarsely toothed and pubescent on both sides. Leaves turn attractive shades of bronze, burgundy and red in fall.
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates wide range of soils. Established plants have some drought tolerance. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Single plants may not fruit well. For best fruit production, plant two or more shrubs in close proximity to each other.
Size and growth:
- 8.0 to 10.0 feet
- 6.0 to 8.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- April - June
Good in the fall, Showy flowers, Hedge, Showy fruit, Birds, White, and Butterflies
Close plant in groups for best fruit production. Shrub borders, screens, foundations or hedges. Open woodland gardens.
No serious insect or disease problems. Plants have naturalized from gardens by self-seeding in certain areas of the U. S. from New York to Virginia.