SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Versatile small tree or screen.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Japan.
A Viburnum japonicum in Tulare is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 24 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 91 inches and a crown spread of 24 feet.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 15 feet.
Width: 8 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches) Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Brown, Dark Gray, Light Gray or Light Green, Furrowed or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 10, 12 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Spider Mites and Scales, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Viburnum japonicum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 24, 2018.
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