Not sure what this plant is. Offered it as a donation to my yard. Would like to adopt but want to know more about it's needs (sun, water, max height/pruning, bird food?). It is now about 12 feet tall, has been cut back in the past. It has multiple thin trunks, about 2" in diameter. It now (October) has red berries turning to black. And I am told that the blooms were white. Any help appreciated.
Patti (bbrookrd) - who is so accurate she quotes herself - has hit the nail on the head.
AND - I demand more images of the whole (intact) plant, instead of only snippets. This plant deserves no less.
That is certainly a Viburnum (note opposite foliage, clasped leaf buds, exposed/naked terminal flower buds). It most favors Viburnum rhytidophyllum, but it might also be Viburnum x rhytidophylloides. More images should ascertain that answer.
I have my doubts about a successful transplant of a plant that has been cut back in the past and is now 12 feet tall with 2" caliper stems. You are welcome to take heroic efforts, but in Raleigh NC you could buy this as a 5 gallon pot or maybe a 48" balled and burlapped specimen, and it would grow to that 12 foot size in a few short years.
I think you'd be hard pressed to get sufficient roots while transplanting that large a shrub, and all you'd do is watch it die back a lot and produce new basal suckers trying to regenerate. BUT - I also appreciate the prospect of "a free plant." At least it's a Viburnum...can't have too many.
You accurately caught me trying to edit my text as in the first one the word, "you" is missing. so it didn't make sense. I had intended to just edit in in sito, but I some how got a second post. But I should get some credit for at least assuming it was a Viburnum.
I need to move a couple of small ones this week. Viburnum plicatum f. tom. 'Weeping Magic' & Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Conoy & maybe Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum Summer Snowflake
which is blooming now. Odd? Sorry to hijack this thread, but I knew you would pop up to solve all Vib ?. Patti
answer from bbrokd was appreciated (twice) and also hardy confirmation from ViburnumValley. I will post full size pics soon - the donor site is distant. Hmmm, buying a plant - hadn't thought of that in the last ten years I have been collecting hundreds of orphans and bringing them home ;) You might be onto something.. Nah, that would be too easy - it is a labor of love :)
Question: the target spot I have picked out is a border/privacy berm - which has my side sunny and the neighbor side deep shade. Ligustrum, Cryptomeria Japonica, and various hollies are doing okay there. Will the viburnum like it?