Viburnum bracteatum Caprifoliaceae
Bracted Viburnum, Limerock Arrowwood Viburnum vi-BER-num brak-te-A-tum
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, to 10 ft (3 m) high, upright, spreading. Leaves simple, opposite,
orbicular-ovate, 5-12 cm long, base cordate or subcordate, margin has coarse dentate teeth, dark green above,
pubescent on the veins below, petiole 1.5-2 cm long. Fall color yellow to bronze. Flowers
white, malodorus, in broad flat-topped clusters (cymes), 4-8 cm across, with conspicuous bractlets.
Fruit about 1 cm long, blue-black.
- Sun to partial shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to southeastern US.
- Note: Michael Dirr (2009, p.1200) "..Brachted Viburnum is a difficult species to
properly identify, even for the advanced gardener. Consider it a souped-up version ( ..an
octaploid) of V. dentatum with glossier, thick texured leaves. Otherwise I see little
difference between the species..."
- bracteatum: a reference to the distinctive bracts on the stems of the flower clusters.