(Tea Viburnum) An unusual plant native to China, Viburnum setigerum is a branching, deciduous shrub which has a very showy display of drooping, green berries which gradually turn bright pinkish-red.
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An unusual plant native to China, Viburnum setigerum is a branching, deciduous shrub which has a very showy display of drooping, green berries which gradually turn bright pinkish-red. The leaves are glaucous green in colour sometimes with attractive autumn tints.
Small clusters of white flowers appear in early summer but this plant is usually grown for its ornamental fruit and the colourful berries appear in late summer and generally last well into autumn or even winter.
Viburnum setigerum is a choice garden shrub with lots of late interest
- Position: Full sun or shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
- Habit: Viburnum setigerum grows to be a branching, usually multi-stemmed medium sized shrub or slightly larger in very warm gardens.
- Height: 2.5 m (8ft)
- Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade, Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet
- Special Features
- Fruit - Ornamental
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