Viburnum Suspensum, also known as Sandankwa Viburnum, is a dense evergreen shrub. Native to Japan, this shrub flourishes in areas with mild winters. Its foliage is leathery and coarse, with broad oval leaves. Viburnum Suspensum grow densely and regularly reach between ten and twelve feet in both height and spread.
Viburnum Suspensum bloom from early spring through late summer. Their flowers are small, and tubular, with a light pink or white color that shows up well against the dark foliage. After summer has passed, these flowers give way to small red berries that are favorites of songbirds.
They are easy growers, thriving in most soil types, and are an ideal choice for shady areas where other viburnum might languish.
Due to their height and density, Viburnum Suspensum make ideal choices for privacy screens, while their dark green, lustrous foliage makes them perfect candidates to serve as a backdrop for vibrant focal plants.
Sandanqua viburnum, sandankwa viburnum
Hardy Range: 8-10
Mature Height: 10-12’
Mature Spread: 10-12’
Growth Rate: moderate
Growth Habit: round
Viburnum Suspensum has coarse leaves that are dark green and densely cover the shrub. They are oval with serrated edges about 3.5 inches long and 2 in wide and are held oppositely on rough textured, dark brown stems. In late winter and sporadically throughout the spring and summer the Viburnum Suspensum produces small waxy tubular flowers held in tight panicles that are 1.5 inches in diameter. Flowers are white with pinkish tints and give way to small round red berries in autumn.
Soil: clay; sand; loam; alkaline; acidic; well-drained
Exposure: partial sun or partial shade