Viburnum sargentii

Viburnum sargentii is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae), native to north eastern Asia. Growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall and broad, it is a substantial deciduous shrub with 3-lobed, maple-like leaves, often turning red in autumn. Flat white flower-heads (cymes) resembling those of lacecap hydrangeas are borne in early summer. The outer florets are saucer-shaped and sterile, while the central tubular flowers are fertile. The flowers are followed in autumn by globose red berries.

Viburnum sargentii
Viburnum sargentii (Caprifoliaceae) plant.JPG
V. sargentii, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
V. sargentii
Binomial name
Viburnum sargentii

The specific epithet sargentii commemorates the American botanist Charles Sprague Sargent.[2]

The cultivar 'Onondaga', with red central flowers, has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]


  1. ^ "International Plant Names Index (IPNI) - Viburnum sargentii". Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'". Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 107. Retrieved 16 February 2019.