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Viburnum suspensum - Lindl.                
                 
Common Name Viburnum, Sandankwa Viburnum
Family Adoxaceae
USDA hardiness 8-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - Formosa.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

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

Physical Characteristics       
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Viburnum suspensum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3.5 m (11ft 6in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in March. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are 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
V. sandankwa. Hassk.
Viburnum suspensum Viburnum, Sandankwa  Viburnum


R.A. Howard @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Viburnum suspensum Viburnum, Sandankwa  Viburnum
   
Habitats       
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts: Fruit;  Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The whole plant is said to be edible and aromatic[105]. It is unlikely to be palatable[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
Landscape Uses:Border, Foundation, Hedge, Massing, Screen, Seashore, Superior hedge. 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]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it can succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country[1, 11]. It does not flower freely in this country unless it is in a hot sunny position[11, 182] and fruit is rarely produced[219]. 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]. Special Features:Fragrant foliage, Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
                                                                                 
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].
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Viburnum foetens 30
Viburnum fordiae 10
Viburnum furcatum 10
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