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botanical name:
Viburnum lantanoides
Viburnum lantanoides © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Hobble Bush
synonyms:  Viburnum alnifolium
family:  Adoxaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.50m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Spreading, suckering, deciduous shrub with outer branches that often bow to the ground and may root. Large broadly ovate to rounded, toothed and strongly veined leaves, downy when they first emerge. Good autumn foliage colours of yellow and purple-reds. White, lacecap flowers in late spring and early summer, later followed by ovoid red berries which ripen to black-purple.

Moist, well drained soil in part shade. Thrives in woodland conditions.
If required, prune back shoots after flowering.

By seed, cuttings or separation of rooted suckers.

Woodland gardens

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