Viburnum

"A garden without Viburnum is akin to life without music or art"-Dirr. He has a special fondness for them and so do we. In case you hadn't heard, he just wrote a Viburnum book and it is excellent. We urge you to buy it, without a doubt, one of the best garden books in recent years. And no I'm not getting paid to plug it although a cutting or two would not be turned down. A large and diverse genus it contains some of the most useful and handsome flowering shrubs. For fragrance, only Daphne can rival them. Wonderful in fruit as well as in flower, the fruits come in a range of colors from yellow to red to black to blue and every shade in between. Birds and wildlife love them and indeed a few species make delicious jam or can be eaten out of hand. We are putting in a large mixed border of them to screen the house from the nursery and give us at least a bit of privacy. The fast growing ones are ideal for this. Heights can range from 18" to 30' trees. Actually they're a lot like potato chips, once you have one ya gotta have em all. Of the 150 or so species and hundreds of cultivars, we've selected an elite group for your gardening enjoyment. Your mission if you decide to accept it is to plant all of them. Viburnum leaf beetle is a pest in some areas but not here, we are completely free of it



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Viburnum bodnantense 'Pink Dawn'

Viburnum bodnantense 'Pink Dawn'

Grandiflorum x farreri; deciduous, winter blooming, well-branched shrub with densely clustered fragrant pink flowers from deeper pink buds; may be zapped by late frosts.
$39.00
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Viburnum carlesii 'Chesapeake'

Viburnum carlesii 'Chesapeake'

Cayuga x utile, an Egolf cross made in 1962 at the National Arb, the plant is lightly fragrant, 6' high x 10' wide after 16 years; this is a sister seedling to Eskimo.
$39.00
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Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin'

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin'

There is a plethera of dentatums all with a good display of blue berries, blue muffin I think is one of the best.
$24.00
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Viburnum dentatum 'Perle Blue'

Viburnum dentatum 'Perle Blue'

Showy clusters of creamy white non-fragrant flowers are only part of the deal; it is a heavy fruiter with large clusters of attractive blue berries. Not to be confused with blueberries, these blue berries are suitable for avian winter munchies, if you are in need of pie you'll have to fashion some arrows from the nice straight stems and shoot four and twenty of those pesky blackbirds.
$39.00
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Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

A very dense, compact, globose bush having heavy dark green foliage, creamy white flowers appear with the foliage in may, early ripening orange red long lasting fruit.
$49.00
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Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'

Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'

Oh no a naked Viburnum, call out the censors and bleep it from the landscape. Well with the Winterthur name, maybe we can pass it off in the guise of art and trick the rubes. Creamy white flowers in may, which give rise to a spectacular fruit display, the berries slowly changing from hot pink to bright blue; the deep green leaves turn a lovely wine red in autumn. The species has a distinct preference for acid sites.
$24.00
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Viburnum prunifolium

Viburnum prunifolium

A childhood favorite, we always used to eat the fruit, which is more raisin like than prune, with flat watermelon seed to spit out, this is more tree than shrub, reaching 9m.
$29.00
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Viburnum rhytidophyllum 'Roseum'

Viburnum rhytidophyllum 'Roseum'

One of the best Viburnums for foliage the wrinkled glossy leaves are tomentose beneath flowers are deep pink in bud lighter when open, and may be followed by heavy clusters of red fruit if a pollinator is available (it is apparently self sterile)
$29.00
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Viburnum sargentii 'Chiquita'

Viburnum sargentii 'Chiquita'

A rare bi-generic hybrid with Musa basjoo with fleshy clusters of 8 yellow fruit, just kidding, how about white pinwheel flowers with prominent purple stamens and scarlet berries in fall along with yellow-orange fall color.
$29.00
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Viburnum utile

Viburnum utile

Probably better known as a parent of so many of the important hybrids utile itself is rarely encountered in gardens, which is a shame, it has a quiet charm that offsets its small flowers and open habit.
$39.00
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