Viburnum monogynum Blume
Viburnum sundaicum Miq.
Viburnum lutescens is an evergreen shrub or small tree, usually growing to 8 metres tall, exceptionally to 11 metres[
The plant is sometimes grown as a hedge.
E. Asia - southern China, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia
Forests, thickets, sandy places along riversides; at elevations from 200 - 1,000 metres[
]. Primary and secondary forests, brushwood, often common but scattered; usually at elevations from 500 - 1,500 metres, rarely lower[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Species in this genus are usually easily grown, succeeding in most soils but ill-adapted for poor soils and dry situations[
]. They prefer a deep rich loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[
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[
The flowers are somewhat fragrant[
The ellipsoid fruit initially turns red, maturing black; it is 6 - 10mm long and 3 - 4mm wide[
The plant is used as a hedge in Indoesia[
Seed - best sown in a nursery seedbed 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 it should germinate within a few months[
]. Stored seed will require 2 months warm then 3 months cold stratification and can still take 18 months to germinate[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out when large enough.
Cuttings of soft-wood in a frame[
]. Pot up into individual pots once they start to root and plant them out when well rooted.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8 cm long with a heel if possible, in a frame[
]. Plant them into individual pots as soon as they start to root, and plant them out when well rooted.
Cuttings of mature wood in a frame. They should root within a few weeks, pot them up when large enough to handle and plant them out when well rooted.
Layering of current seasons growth[
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