Siebold Viburnum
Viburnum sieboldii 'Seneca'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: sieboldii (see-BOLD-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Seneca
Hybridized by Egolf
Registered or introduced: 1966

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Washington, District Of Columbia

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Northeast Harbor, Maine

Ithaca, New York

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 5, 2013, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Viburnum sieboldii 'Seneca' has been a long time resident here at the Valley. Planted in the early 1990s, 'Seneca' is now celebrating performance for two decades. It has weathered two severe ice storms (2003 and 2009) as well as some severe low temperatures (-20F in 1994, and the April 2007 Easter freeze).

'Seneca' is one of the outstanding children of the late Dr. Don Egolf's exceptional program at the US National Arboretum to produce high performing landscape plants. This small tree can reach 20-25' tall and wide (6.0-7.5 m). It blooms prolifically with rather large flowers in late April/early May in central KY zone 6. The flowers - with appropriate pollinator in vicinity - are followed by bright red fruit perched upon handsome red pedicels. Birds here love to consum... read more