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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6 - 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: leaves & stems fragrant when crushed, cut or broken. A somewhat peppery fragrance.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: the tubular flowers are waxy appearing & have pinkish tints on the white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Jul 28, 2013 11:55 AM

This shrub has coarse, dense, dark green leaves. They are opposite, oval with serrated edges, approx. 3.5 inches long and 2 inches wide. The stems are rough textured & brown. It bears small, round, red berries in the fall. This makes an excellent hedge material or it can stand alone as an attractive bush. A quick grower, it does like moist soil & would not be suited to prolonged drought without irrigation.
More commonly known as Sandanqua Viburnum, it is native to Okinawa & the rest of the Ryukyu Islands -- a chain of Japanese Islands located north of Taiwan.
If using this for hedge material; plant on 3 foot centers.

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