Viburnum ellipticum
Common name: 
Oregon Viburnum
Western Wayfaring Tree
Pronunciation: 
vi-BER-num el-lip-TI-cum
Family: 
Adoxaceae, Caprifoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, 3-11 ft (1-3.5 m) tall.  Leaves opposite, simple, broadly ovate or elliptic to nearly orbicular, 2.5-8cm long, margin coarsely toothed, dark green above, lighter below, 3-5 conspicuous veins from the base.  Flower cluster (cyme) 3.5-6 cm wide, flowers white, 5-9 mm wide.  Fruit about 1 cm long, flattened, reddish then black.
  • Sun or partial shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6        Native to Washington and Oregon west of the Cascades, south to the coniferous forests of Central California.
  • ellipitum: elliptical, the leaves
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: on the east side of 30th St. near the entrance to the Oceanography Complex at 30th and Western Ave.
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    plant habit, start of flowering

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    plant habit, flowering

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    flower clusters

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    flower cluster and leaves

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    flower cluster and flower

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    leaves

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    leaf

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    immature fruit, June

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    immature fruit, August

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    mature fruit and leaves, Oct.

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    plant habit, fall, exposed aite

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    plant habit, fall, exposed aite

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    twigs and buds, winter