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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. 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.

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