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Viburnum


Viburnum selections

Viburnum

Viburnums are diverse in shape and foliage, but all have something special to contribute to the landscape, whether with awesome autumn color, fragrant blooms, or clusters of colorful fruits that beckon flocks of overwintering birds. Most types have a reliable performance record in colder winter climates. Plant viburnums in any fertile, moderately moist, well-drained soil.

Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Zones:
2-9
Plant Type:
Shrub
Plant Height:
4-15 feet tall, depending on type
Plant Width:
5-12 feet wide, depending on type
Landscape Uses:
Beds & Borders,Privacy,Slopes
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Fall Color,Winter Interest,Cut Flowers,Attracts Birds,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny' is a rounded, semi-evergreen shrub with long, dark green leaves and an abundance of yellowish-white flower clusters in spring and red fruits in fall. It grows 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 5-8
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Viburnum trilobum is native to areas of North America and features maplelike leaves that show good fall color in shades of yellow to read. Lacecap-type blooms in spring are followed by edible red fruits. It grows 15 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 2-7
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Viburnum dentatum is an upright shrub native to areas of North America. It offers a good show of orange-yellow fall color, clusters of white flowers in spring to late summer, and blue-black fruits in fall. It grows 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 3-8
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Viburnum setigerum 'Aurantiacum' is an upright, deciduous shrub with dark green to blue-green foliage that produces white flowers in spring, followed by abundant orange-red fruits. It grows 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Zones 5-7
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Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora' features large clusters of extremely fragrant tubular flowers, white to pink-blushed white, in mid- to late spring. The toothed, dark green leaves redden in fall when grown in colder climates. It grows 8 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
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Viburnum burkwoodii is a rounded, evergreen to deciduous shrub (depending on area) that develops domed clusters of pink buds that open to very fragrant tubular white flowers. The red fruit ripens to black in fall. It grows 8 feet tall and wide. Zones 4-8
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Viburnum macrocephalum offers big, pompom clusters of snowy-white flowers in late spring on a rounded, deciduous shrub that can also be trained as a small tree. It does not produce fruit and grows 15 feet tall and wide. Zones 7-9
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Viburnum plicatum tomentosum offers horizontal branches that are laden with flattened lacecap flowers in late spring, followed by sprays of red fruit that ripens to blue black. Plants grow 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 4-9
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Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' features lobed, maple leaflike, dark green foliage and clusters of bright red berries following the lacecap flowers. It grows 15 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 4-8
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Viburnum x juddii is a rounded shrub highlighted by dark green leaves that may redden before dropping in fall. Clusters of fragrant pink-tinged flowers open from pink buds mid- to late spring. It grows 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 5-9
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Viburnum carlesii is a bushy, deciduous shrub that bears extremely fragrant white flowers in mid- to late spring. The toothed, dark green leaves redden in fall. It grows 6 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
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Viburnum plicatum 'Maresii' bears layered, horizontal branches that add an architectural accent to the border. This deciduous shrub produces lacecap blooms in late spring, followed by purple fruits. It grows 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 4-8
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Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta' bears big white flowers spring to early summer on horizontal branches. It grows 6 feet high and 12 feet wide. Zones 4-8
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Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake' is a compact selection with white flowers in spring and again in summer and fall. It displays excellent autumn foliage color and reddish fruits. It grows 5 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
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Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth' is a colorful selection that features rich red autumn foliage and yellow-red fruits that ripen to deep red. It grows 15 feet tall by 12 feet wide. Zones 2-7
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