Viburnum molle

Common name: Soft-leaved Viburnum

Native plant

Truly beautiful large shrub found along moist woodland edges and flood plains throughout its range. Uncommon in Illinois, restricted to a few counties in the southwest and central west part of the state. The exfoliating bark, arching habitat and soft leaves that become a wash of reds, oranges and yellows in the fall make this a real winner in the landscape. Because of its special site requirements, we recommend that it only be planted in gardens, shrub borders and collections.

Limited availability.


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Price Level: 
Woodies- Standard Shrub
Sizing Options: 
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Floodplain, Woodlands

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
8 Feet
Mature width
8 Feet
Max height
10 Feet
Max width
10 Feet

Additional information

Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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