Viburnum obovatum

Walter's Viburnum

  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Form: Evergreen shrub reaching 25 ft.
  • Leaves: Simple, opposite, obovate, entire
  • Stem/Bark: Reddish-brown stems, often with multiple trunks
  • Flower: Bisexual, small, white, simple, with five petals and stamens
  • Fruit: Oval drupe turning black when ripe
  • Comments: The leaves of V. obovatum are smaller than the non-natives V. odoratissimum and V. suspensum. There are four other Viburnum species native to Florida but V. obovatum has the widest distribution and is most commonly used in the FL landscape
  • Additional Resources:
    IFAS document (pdf)
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
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