Common Name: Siebold viburnumScientific Name Genus: ViburnumFamily Name: AdoxaceaeIdentification NotesBest grown in an average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but does not do well if soil dries out. Pruning should be done after flowering. Native HabitatJapan. Hardy zones 4-7. Growth HabitUpright, multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree growing 15-20' tall and 10-15' wide.Open habit. LeavesOpposite, elliptic to oblong leaves 2-5" long with serrated margins. Pubescent leaf veins and petioles.Medium to dark green leaves. Does not have good fall color.Leaves have an unpleasant to green pepper aroma when crushed or bruised. Bark and StemsGray bark, stout stems, prominent lenticels. Alligator-like bark.Leaf scar connects around the stem. FlowersSmall cream colored flowers in flat-topped cymes 3-6" wide. Very showy in mid to late May. FruitOval drupes 1/3-1/2" in clusters. Drupes are red maturing to black as they ripen from September to October. Can persist into winter.Attractive to birds. Bloom TimeMay Common ProblemsNo serious insect of disease problems. Varieties or Cultivars'Seneca' - abundant red fruit; dark green foliage than can turn red in fall. Landscape UsesSpecimen or small groups, shrub borders, or screens.