Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Viburnum ellipticum (Oval Leaf Viburnum)

 

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Asteridae

Order

 Dipsacales

Family

 Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle family

Genus

 Viburnum L. viburnum

Species

 Viburnum ellipticum Hook. common viburnum

This fine, deciduous shrub has hairy stalks and deeply toothed, attractive foliage. The white flowers form dense clusters of 1-2. The fruit is red and clustered very showy.

It is at home in the Pacific northwest from southern Washington to northern California (USDA 7-9), where it occurs in thickets and open woods.

It is somewhat drought tolerant and survives in drier sites than V. edule.

Photo above right and below right are by Walter Siegmund.

   
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