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
species and cultivars:
* Korean Spice Viburnum - Viburnum carlesii
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.
Viburnum - Viburnum
x 'Mohawk' -
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
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
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
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.
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