Siebold's Arrowwood, Siebold Viburnum Viburnum sieboldii

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Botanical Name:

Viburnum sieboldii







Common Name:

Siebold's Arrowwood, Siebold Viburnum

15-20 feet
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: remove seed from fruit prior to treatments.
In a Nutshell:
* Viburnum sieboldii is a large shrub or small tree with opposite, simple leaves , on stout, brittle stems. The flowers are white, borne in spring. more...
* Masses of creamy white flowers in flat-toopped clusters to 6", fruit, to 1/2", changes from rosy to red to black, and the stems holding the berries are attractive, too, appealing shiny dark green leaves, neat looking, may be a large shrub or small tree, of open habit with thick, stiff branches, likes moist soil, tolerant of high pH, native to Japan .
* Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates a wide range of soils. Needs consistent and even moisture. Do not allow soils to dry out. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Best growth is in cool summer climates. Not recommended for planting south of USDA Zone 7.
* Siebold viburnum is an upright, rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows to 15-20’ tall and to 10-15' wide. It is native to Japan. Opposite, toothed, elliptic to oblong, medium to dark green leaves (to 3” long) usually develop no appreciable fall color. White flowers in flat-topped cymes (to 3-4” across) bloom in mid to late spring, with each cyme containing small sterile flowers edged with larger white fertile flowers. Both the flowers and bruised leaves emit unpleasant aromas. Flowers give way to spherical, scarlet, berry-like drupes (to 1/2”) on showy red fruiting stems. Drupes gradually ripen to black over the period of August to October, and persist on the shrub into winter. Specific epithet honors Phillip Franz von Siebold (1796-1866), German physician and naturalist. more...
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