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Viburnum hybrids

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.

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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