Deciduous, Evergreen, Shrubs, Semi-evergreen, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers
Large, diverse group of plants with generally oval, often handsome leaves and clusters of typically white, sometimes fragrant flowers. Blossoms are usually followed by single-seeded, often brilliantly colored fruit much appreciated by birds. Many viburnums are grown for their flower display, a few for their showy fruit. Many evergreen types are valuable as foliage plants. Several species can be grown as small trees.Viburnum hybrids
These spring-blooming viburnums all have complex ancestry.
‘Cayuga’. Deciduous. Zones 2–11, 14–24. Grows to 5 ft. tall and wide. Dark green, 1–3-in.-long leaves. White flowers open from pink buds.
‘Chesapeake’. Semievergreen. Zones 3–11, 14–24. Grows to 8 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide, with wavy-edged, glossy dark green leaves. Two-inch clusters of fragrant white flowers open from pink buds; dull red fruit ages to black.
‘Conoy’. Evergreen. Zones 3–12, 14–24. Dense growth to 5 ft. tall and wide. Lustrous dark green, 2–2 1/2-in. leaves are whitish beneath; take on maroon tinge in cold winters. Slightly fragrant flowers are followed by long-lasting red berries. Tolerates shearing.
‘Eskimo’. Semievergreen. Zones 3–12, 14–24. Dense, compact habit to 5 ft. tall and wide. Shiny dark green leaves to 4 in. long; unscented flowers in 3–4-in., snowball-like clusters.
Native to eastern North America; for ornamental species, see
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