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Viburnum


     Viburnum are made up of a genus of better than 150 species. They are an excellent plant for a myriad of landscapes. The flowers on viburnum, sometimes aromatic, can range from a snowy-white to luscious pink in color. The viburnum is a species of evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous shrubs and sometimes considerable sized trees. Somewhat interesting are the many different leaf characters of the Viburnum. From leathlike to glazed to variegated, there are many popular choices available to find the perfect Viburnum for your landscape.




     The Viburnum shrub is attractive as a shrub border and for woodland gardens. The bright berries attract favorable wildlife to a garden setting. Viburnum sprig and leaf formation can make for a safe place for birds to nest. Almost all viburnums grow well in any moderately loamy, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. They adapt very well to a large variety of environmental climates. Insect resistance of Viburnum is exceptional. Viburnum are an appropriate choice for the active gardener because of the low maintenance of viburnum shrubs and trees.

Viburnum species and cultivars:


* Korean Spice Viburnum - Viburnum carlesii - Pictures

     A deciduous shrub that is ideal for spaces with only three or four feet of planting area. In spring Korean Spice Viburnum is covered with pinkish-white sweet-smelling flower clusters the size of grape fruits. The standard form of Korean Spice Viburnum is a nice selection as a landscape plant as it only grows five to six feet high with an equal spread. Its lusterless green foliage turns bright scarlet in mid autumn. Zones 5-8.

* Mohawk Viburnum - Viburnum x 'Mohawk' - Pictures

     Mohawk Viburnum is covered in spring with amazing dark-red flower buds that last for several weeks finally revealing phenomenally fragrant white flowers. Mohawk Viburnum is a compact, rounded, deciduous shrub with dark green leaves that turn orange-red in autumn. Resistant to powdery mildew and bacterial leaf spot. Zones 5-8.

* Cranberry Viburnum - Viburnum trilobum - Pictures

     Known as the American Cranberry Bush, this viburnum is a native american bush that produces edible red berries in Fall which are perfect for making jellies, but be sure to harvest before the birds do as they consider the berries a delicacy. Exhibits yellow to red foliage in autumn. Matures to a height of 15' by 12' width.

* Tea Viburnum - Viburnum setigerum - Pictures

     The Tea Viburnum is a deciduous, bushy, upright viburnum shrub growing into a somewhat vase-like shape. This viburnum exhibits dark blue-green leaves. Flat-topped cymes present white flowers which are followed by bright reddish-orange berries. Zones 5-7.

* Judd Viburnum - Viburnum x juddii - Pictures

     The Judd Viburnum is a rounded deciduous viburnum shrub with dark green leaves that sometimes turn red in autumn. Its pink flower buds open to reveal strongly fragrant white snowball-like flowers with just a degree of pink. Matures to a height of 4' by 5' feet width. Zones


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