A showy and aromatic plant choice for sure is the viburnum. White clusters of flowers light up these shrubs in early to mid spring, and a lot of varieties have brilliant berries in the fall. Annette Shrader showcases some of the most popular varieties.

Plants Featured in this Clip

Viburnum macrocephalum (Chinese Snowball)
Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre'
Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'
Viburnum opulus (Old Fashioned Eastern Snowball Bush) 'Sterilis'
Viburnum x pragense 'Decker' x var burkwoodii
Viburnum carlesii (Koreanspice Viburnum) 'Spice Baby'
Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin'

Gardener Extras

  1. In southern states, it can grow 20' high x a5' wide. VIBURNUM dentatum Arrowwood Viburnum 'Chicago Lustre'
  2. Foliage fares well in heat and drought conditions without showing any signs of spotting or scorch. VIBURNUM x rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'
  3. Medium to rapid growth rate. Expect mature size of 12' x 12'. VIBURNUM opulus 'Sterilis' (Old Fashioned Eastern Snowball Bush)
  4. In humid climates, avoid crowding this shrub with nearby plants to curb powdery mildew. VIBURNUM pragense 'Decker'
  5. Viburnum pragense is hardy in Zones 5-8 and survives to minus 17F with no bud or stem damage. VIBURNUM x burkwoodii (Burkwood Viburnum)
  6. Boasts stunning clusters of pinkish white spring flowers with a wonderful spicy-sweet fragrance. VIBURNUM carlesii (Koreanspice viburnum) To produce berries, you'll need another carlesii. VIBURNUM carlesii 'Spice Baby tops out at 4-5' high and 4-6' wide. VIBURNUM dentatum 'Blue Muffin' Fruit set is greatly improved if there is another variety of Arrowwood Viburnum in the area for cross pollination. Attracts songbirds to the garden.

Annette Shrader

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