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The flowers are sometimes fragrant. The fruits are toxic and can cause stomach discomfort upon consumption. Deciduous species color nicely in fall.
Shrubs or small trees native to the temperate northern hemisphere with showy flowers and nice fall color.
|Plant Types:||Perennial, Shrub|
|Light:||Partial Shade to Partial Sun|
|Height:||10 feet to 15 feet|
|Width:||15 feet to 25 feet|
|Zones:||6a to 8b|
|Bloom Seasons:||Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring|
|Special Features:||Attractive foliage, Deer resistant, Not North American native|
|Shape:||Rounded, Spreading or horizontal|
|Fertilizer:||Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food|
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Propagate from the seed in fall. Sow in containers in a cold frame or in a seedbed. Can also propagate deciduous plants from greenwood cuttings, and evergreens from semi-ripe cuttings, in summer.
Evergreen, semi-evergreen, and deciduous shrubs and some trees. Viburnums do well in sun or part shade. Height varies depending on variety, but one species will grow to approx. 30 ft. tall. Viburnum works well in shrub border or woodland garden. Plants attract wildlife.
Blooms tubular flowers followed by ovoid red, blue, or black fruits. Some species produced flowers with fertile central flowers surrounded by sterile ray florets. Many are self incompatible. Fruiting is best when several seedlings of the same species are planted together, allowing cross pollination to occur.
Most Viburnum species require regular irrigation and will tolerate alkaline and acidic soils.
For evergreens, remove crossing or wayward shoots, annually, in late winter or early spring, to maintain a healthy framework. For deciduous plants, shoots should be trimmed after the flowering period. Remove dead/damaged plant parts in midspring. Most species tolerate rigorous pruning.
Aphids, weevils, Japanese beetles, tree hoppers, scale insects, and mealybugs. Viburnum is also prone to powdery mildew, downy mildew, rust, wood rot, and gray mold.