Viburnum cinnamomifolium

Viburnum cinnamomifolium, the cinnamon-leaved viburnum, is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae, native to western China. Growing to 5 m (16 ft) tall and broad, it is a substantial evergreen shrub with large, triple-veined, glossy, oval leaves up to 15 cm (6 in) long. Round clusters of tiny white flowers are produced in late spring, followed in late summer and autumn by oval black fruits.[2]

Viburnum cinnamomifolium
Viburnum cinnamomifolium (8937241316).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
V. cinnamomifolium
Binomial name
Viburnum cinnamomifolium

The Latin specific epithet cinnamomifolium means “with leaves like cinnamon”, and refers to the heavily veined leaves of certain species of cinnamon plant.[3]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4][5]


  1. ^ "International Plant Names Index (IPNI) - Viburnum cinnamomifolium". Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  4. ^ Viburnum cinnamomifolium AGM. Royal Horticultural Society.
  5. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 107. Retrieved 16 February 2019.