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PlantFiles: Sandanqua Viburnum, Sandankwa Viburnum
Viburnum suspensum

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: suspensum (sus-PEN-sum) (Info)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive surfmurf On May 22, 2007, surfmurf from Clearwater, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Planted very close to house (when I bought this home) in an 18" wide planter. Survived well without sprinkler system working for ages. Very sturdy evergreen plant in Largo-Clearwater, FL area. Almost NO flowers, but it has just been identified and now know moisture and pH requirements.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Houston, Alabama
Saks, Alabama
Phoenix, Arizona
Bee Ridge, Florida
Cleveland, Florida
Fruitville, Florida
Highpoint, Florida
Homosassa, Florida
Lady Lake, Florida
Middleburg, Florida
Spring Hill, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Houston, Texas (3 reports)
Kerrville, Texas
Serenada, Texas

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