Viburnum 'Oneida'
Common Name: linden viburnum 
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Adoxaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 8.00 to 10.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Creamy white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, reasonably fertile loams, but tolerates a wide range of soils. Established plants have some drought tolerance. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Single plants usually do not fruit well. For best fruit production, plant two or more V. dilatatum selections in close proximity to each other.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Viburnum is a genus of about 150 species of deciduous, evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs and a few trees from chiefly North Temperate regions extending into Southeast Asia and South America. They are grown for their attractive flowers, colorful fruit and attractive foliage. Some species have edible fruit or fragrant flowers. They are very attractive, versatile garden plants.

Genus name comes from the Latin name of a species plant.

‘Oneida’ typically matures to 8-10’ tall. It is noted for having an upright-rounded growth habit with spreading branches, abundant May flowers with sporadic additional flowers blooming throughout summer, abundant red fruits that ripen in August and persist into winter, and foliage that turns yellow, orange and burgundy red in fall. ‘Oneida’ is the result of a cross taken in 1953 between V. dilitatum and V. lobophyllum.


Potential disease problems include bacterial leaf spot, mildews and crown gall. Potential insect problems include aphids and scale. Deer tend to avoid this plant.


Shrub for mixed borders or foundation plantings. Specimen. Screen or hedge.