Viburnum cinnamomifolium
Common name: 
Cinnamon Viburnum
vi-BER-num sin-a-mo-mi-FO-lee-um
Adoxaceae, Caprifoliaceae
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, to 10-20 ft (3-6 m) tall and wide.  Leaves opposite, simple, thick, leathery, dark blue-green, oval or slightly obovate, 8-15 cm long, 2.5-8 cm wide, nearly entire, conspicuously 3-veined, petioles 3-4 cm.  Flowers pink in bud opening white, in flattish clusters 15 cm across.  Fruit small, 6 mm, ovoid, bright blue.  Very similar to the more common Viburnum davidii, but it grows larger, is more upright, has larger leaf blades, longer petioles, and its flower clusters are more open.
  • Sun or partial shade. Best in a moist, acid soil
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8      Native to Western China
  • cinnamomifolium: Cinnamomum-leaved, (Cinnamomum camphora is the Camphor Tree)
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: east of Ag. and Life Sciences fountain; east side of Gleeson Hall.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • leaves and flowers buds

    leaves and flowers buds

  • flower cluster piror to opening

    flower cluster piror to opening

  • flower clusters and leaves

    flower clusters and leaves