While many gardeners in northern states probably have never heard of this viburnum, in Florida and other mild winter climates it is a very popular landscaping shrub. Viburnum suspensum is a handsome evergreen with a spreading habit and coarse texture. It has an attractive compact form growing to 6-12 ft (1.8-3.7 m) in height with about an equal spread if left untrimmed. The coarse leaves are dark green and densely cover the shrub. They are oval with serrated edges about 3.5 in (9 cm) long and 2 in (5 cm) wide and are held oppositely on rough textured, dark brown stems. In late winter and sporadically throughout the spring and summer the sandanqua produces small waxy tubular flowers held in tight panicles (flower cluster) that are 1.5 in (3.8 cm) in diameter. Flowers are white with pinkish tints and give way to small round red berries in autumn
Culture Moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Prune as needed in spring and summer to control fast-growing shoots and to maintain the desired shape and size. Light Part sun to shade. Moisture Moist. Hardiness USDA zones 8-10. Propagation Hardwood to semi-hardwood cuttings.
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