Viburnum ellipticum

This attractive, round shrub has oval to round, waxy, coarsely-toothed leaves and clusters of white flowers from late spring to early summer, followed by clusters of orange-red fruits that turn shiny black in fall. Western viburnum foliage turns an attractive red in the fall. Birds eat the ripe fruits.

 

 

Viburnum_ellipticum © Walter Siegmund
Leaves of Viburnum_ellipticum W Siegmund
Viburnum ellipticum leaves and flowers © Seven Oaks Native Nursery
  • Viburnum_ellipticum © Walter Siegmund
  • Leaves of Viburnum_ellipticum W Siegmund
  • Viburnum ellipticum leaves and flowers © Seven Oaks Native Nursery

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Bottomland Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Mature Height:
3-9 ft.
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
prefers dry soil conditions; can tolerate moist soil
Special Uses:
drought tolerant; attracts birds; attracts pollinators