Viburnum setigerum var. sulcatum
Plant of the month: November
Viburnum setigerum var. sulcatum is a member of the Adoxaceae family and can be found in the Pinetum.
Viburnum setigerum var. sulcatum is an attractive shrub throughout the year, its leaves constantly change colour eventually ending in shades of orange and red. Its white summer flowers are followed by noticeable clusters of bright red berries. THESE SHOULD NOT BE EATEN.
It was discovered in 1901 in China by EH Wilson.
This shrub gets to about 3 metres tall with a lax growth habit, ending up as a multi stemmed shrub.
It will grow in all soil types and prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. It requires no regular pruning.
Unfortunately the Viburnum beetle can turn its leaves to lacy filigree if they find the bush.