Viburnum cinnamomifolium Caprifoliaceae
Cinnamon Viburnum vi-BER-num sin-a-mo-mi-FO-lee-um
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, to 10-20 ft (3-6 m) tall and wide. Leaves opposite, simple, thick, leathery, dark blue-green, oval or slightly obovate, 8-15 cm long, 2.5-8 cm wide, nearly entire, conspicuously 3-veined, petioles 3-4 cm. Flowers pink in bud opening white, in flattish clusters 15 cm across. Fruit small, 6 mm, ovoid, bright blue. Very similar to the more common Viburnum davidii, but it grows larger, is more upright, has larger leaf blades, longer petioles, and its flower clusters are more open.
- Sun or partial shade. Best in a moist, acid soil.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Native to Western China.
- cinnamomifolium: Cinnamomum-leaved, (Cinnamomum camphora is the Camphor Tree).
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east of Ag. and Life Sciences fountain; east side of Gleeson Hall.