Viburnum erosum

Beech Viburnum

Plant Type:


Viburnum erosum – ​5 available. The Beech Viburnum from China sets lovely white corymbs in May / June and is followed by gobs of red berries beloved by the birds. It appears to fall within the V. dilatatum complex. We expect that if planted in close enough proximity to other V. dilatatum types when visited by bees and other pollinators that cross-pollination will take place and berries will develop. As it typical good fall color overlaps with fruit set making this another Viburnum, one less commonly offered, with multiple seasons of interest. I should think this rare Viburnum would at least be of interest to botanic gardens as well as collectors and perhaps researchers. Cutting grown.


5-7 ft


3-5 ft




(5b)6 to 9a
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Item Description Price  
VIBEROS Viburnum erosum (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Viburnum erosum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Natural Garden
  • Border
  • Collector Plant
  • Foundation
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Viburnum

Common Name: Viburnum

This genus is full of fantastic, multi-season garden worthy shrubs. Spring flowers, often large and showy, many with heady sweet fragrance are arranged in cymes. Flowers are followed with berries. If late season and autumn berries are desired then planting two of a species will ensure fruit set; for instance, Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie' and V. dilatatum 'Michael Dodge' will pollinate each other and produce fruit; V. nudum 'Winterthur' and V. nudum var. angustifolium will cross with each other. But V. nudum is very closely allied with V. cassinoides and all of these will cross pollinate and provide late season fruit. Another interesting example is V. lantana which crosses with V. burejaeticum and vice versa. Any V. plicatum selection such as 'Shasta' will pollinate with all other V. plicatum selections. But if you were to plant two 'Shasta' side by side with no other V. plicatum in near proximity then your effort will be fruitless. The berries are magnificent and so welcome in the late season garden. And they feed all manner of birds. Larger, denser shrubs provide cover and nesting opportunities. Nearly all Viburnum have terrific autumn foliage colors, too. Viburnums are members of Caprifoliaceae. All prefer part to full sun and fertile soils. All are cutting grown.