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Viburnum hybrids


Deciduous, Evergreen, Shrubs, Semi-evergreen, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers

VIBURNUM

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.

Viburnum hybrids

These spring-bloomingviburnums all havecomplex ancestry.

‘Cayuga’. Deciduous. Zones2–11, 14–24. To 5 ft. tall andwide. Dark green, 1–3-in.-longleaves. White flowers openfrom pink buds.

‘Chesapeake’. Semievergreen.Zones 3–11, 14–24.To 8 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, withwavy-edged, glossy dark greenleaves. Two-inch clusters offragrant white flowers open frompink buds; dull red fruit agesto black.

‘Conoy’. Evergreen. Zones3–12, 14–24. Dense growthto 5 ft. tall and wide. Lustrousdark green, 2–2 1/2-in. leavesare whitish beneath; take onmaroon tinge in cold winters.Slightly fragrant flowers arefollowed by long-lasting redberries. Tolerates shearing.

‘Eskimo’. Semievergreen.Zones 3–12, 14–24. Dense,compact habit to 5 ft. tall andwide. Shiny dark green leavesto 4 in. long; unscented flowersin 3–4-in., snowball-like clusters.

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