Viburnum × carlcephalum 'Cayuga'
Cayuga Viburnum

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
White (Dome-like 4-5" flower clusters emerging with unfolding leaves; pink buds open to white with clove-like fragrance in e)
Green (Dark greek leaves); Red (Inconsistent reddish fall foliage)
Red (Dull red fruits ripen to black in fall; seldom showy)
 Ultimate Height:
8-10 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
8-10 feet
Prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil
Cultivated origin
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves (3-5" long and 2 1/3" wide with 1/4" long, pubesent petiole) are opposite, simple, broad ovate, rounded at base, irregularly dentate, dull green with stellate (star-shaped) pubescence above and paler and pubescent below. Pink buds open to white 4-5" wide clusters of flowers in mid to late spring.

Additional Information

Cayuga Viburnum is a backcross between V. x carlcephualum and V. carlesii, known for its fragrant flowers and upright to slightly spreading habit. Pink buds open to clusters of white fragrant flowers in May. Leaves change from a dark green to a vibrant orange-red in the fall. Bacterial leaf spot can be a problem in some settings. Prune immediately after flowering for best flower show the next year.

1 Viburnum × carlcephalum 'Cayuga' found

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