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Viburnum luzonicum /Luzon Viburnum

Viburnum luzonicum  / Viburnum luzonicum
A large specimen in full bloom is a magnificent sight
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A large specimen in full bloom is a magnificent sight

Open, airy growth as an understory shrub in a naturalistic setting

Early spring foliage just after flower clusters have formed

Heavy flowering branches of this little known viburnum but worthy of much more use

Early flower bud development and fresh foliage

Close-up image of flowers

Overview of a large specimen in spring bloom

Heavy flower bud set

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Scientific Name: Viburnum luzonicum
Common Name: Luzon Viburnum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is a little known viburnum but an outstanding one that features an abundance of white flowers in the spring, and being a large robust plant. It tolerates a wide range of growing conditions but favors a fertile, well drained soil in partial shade to full sunlight.