Viburnum Setigerum

Tea Viburnum

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Plant Code: VISE

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Noted for the best fall fruit display of any Viburnum, young fruits are orange-yellow maturing to glossy red. Robins will flock to the branches to devour the attractive fruit. White flat-topped, slightly-fragrant flower clusters in late spring. Upright, vase-shaped habit. For maximum fruiting, plant in groups of 3 or more.

With its multi-season interest, the deciduous foliage of this shrub changes from soft blue-green to dark green and finally muted purple in fall. Chinese monks on Mount Omei once made a sweet tea with medicinal properties hence the common name, Tea Viburnum.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 8-10'
Spacing: Plant 5-8' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 5-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge

Viburnum General Information

Viburnum are a diverse group of shrubs used widely in the garden or in foundation plantings. They offer a range of shapes, foliage colors, flower shapes and fruits that are especially desired by birds.

Viburnum Plant Care

Minimal pruning needed. To shape, prune after blooms have faded. Prefers a well-drained soil. Plant in groups for optimum berry production.