Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: warm stratify for 180 days, cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours. Stratification: cold stratify for 150 days. Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Linden viburnum is native to China and Japan. It is an upright to rounded, deciduous shrub that typically matures to 8-10' tall and to 6-8' wide. White flowers in showy, domed clusters (cymes to 5" wide) appear in late spring. Flowers give way to ovoid bright red fruits (drupes) that mature in late summer to early fall and persist into early winter.
Berries are attractive to birds. Orbicular to broad-ovate, wrinkled, dark green leaves (to 5" long) are coarsely toothed and pubescent on both sides. Leaves turn attractive shades of bronze, burgundy and red in fall.
Creamy white flowers in flat-topped clusters to 5", often in great profusion; lots of 1/3" fruit, an excellent bright red, holding until December; dark green often shiny leaves, red to burgundy in fall; likes moist, slightly acid soil; sun or part shade; habit variable, often rather open and upright;