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Viburnum dilatatum - Thunb.

Common Name Linden Viburnum, Linden arrowwood
Family Adoxaceae
USDA hardiness 5-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets in hills and at low elevations in mountains in Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Viburnum dilatatum Linden Viburnum, Linden arrowwood


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Viburnum dilatatum Linden Viburnum, Linden arrowwood
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Summary

Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Oval, Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Viburnum dilatatum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit;  Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[105, 177, 179]. A sweet flavour[178]. The ovoid fruit is about 8mm long and contains a single large seed[200]. Leaves - cooked[105, 177].

Medicinal Uses



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Anthelmintic;  Astringent;  Vulnerary.

A decoction of the leaves is astringent and vermifuge. It is used for washing and healing maggoty sores[178, 218]. The twigs are also vermifuge whilst the fruits are used as a vermifuge for children[218].

Other Uses

Fibre.

A fibre obtained from the inner bark is used for making ropes[178].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Massing, Screen, Specimen. An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils but is ill-adapted for poor soils and for dry situations[1]. It prefers a deep rich loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[11, 200]. Best if given shade from the early morning sun in spring[200]. Plants are self-incompatible and need to grow close to a genetically distinct plant in the same species in order to produce fruit and fertile seed[11, 200]. A very ornamental[1] and polymorphic species[58], there are some named varieties developed for the ornamental value of the fruit[182]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms.

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Germination can be slow, sometimes taking more than 18 months. If the seed is harvested 'green' (when it has fully developed but before it has fully ripened) and sown immediately in a cold frame, it should germinate in the spring[80]. Stored seed will require 2 months warm then 3 months cold stratification and can still take 18 months to germinate[113]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame or greenhouse. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of soft-wood, early summer in a frame[200]. Pot up into individual pots once they start to root and plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8 cm long with a heel if possible, July/August in a frame[78, 113]. Plant them into individual pots as soon as they start to root. These cuttings can be difficult to overwinter, it is best to keep them in a greenhouse or cold frame until the following spring before planting them out[113]. Cuttings of mature wood, winter in a frame. They should root in early spring - pot them up when large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer if sufficient new growth is made, otherwise keep them in a cold frame for the next winter and then plant them out in the spring. Layering of current seasons growth in July/August. Takes 15 months[78].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Asia, Australia, China*, Japan*, Korea, Taiwan,

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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