Problem Plants: Viburnums

Viburnums (Viburnum spp.)

A number of Viburnum species native to China and Japan were introduced to North
America in the 1800s as ornamental shrubs, and they are still widely available
commercially. Birds act as a major vector for the spread of their seeds beyond
cultivation, and they are now reported as invasive in natural areas of Virginia,
including the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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Tags: Double-File, Linden, Siebold , and Tea Viburnums are invasive, Colonize a wide variety of habitats, Threaten forests and urban and suburban woodlands, Interbreed with native Highbush Cranberry, (Viburnum trilobum), American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum), Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium), Maple-Leaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerfolium), Possumhaw (Viburnum nudum), Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), Shrub with attractive fruit and fall color