Classic Viburnum Plant Library

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Viburnum acerifolium

Viburnum acerifolium

Common Name: Mapleleaf Viburnum

A low sprawling shrub 4-6' tall and 3-4' wide.  Grows well in dry, acid, woodland conditions.  Leaves are 3 lobed, however, juvenile foliage may not always have side lobes.  Flowers are pale purple in the bud, opoening to yellowi…

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Viburnum ashei

Viburnum ashei

See V. dentatum var. scabrellum.  Believed by Michael Dirr to be one in the same. 

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Viburnum atrocyaneum

Viburnum atrocyaneum

A small shrub growing 3-4' but with the potential to grow larger depending on site location and the zone in which it is grown.  Form is multistemmed and vase shaped with a rounded crown.  Leaves are 2-3" long and 1¼ t…

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Viburnum awabuki

Viburnum awabuki

Much confusion exists in the trade as to the taxonomic designation for V. awabuki.  Most often, it is listed as a selection of V. odoratissimum, however mature plants have no growth characteristics similar to V. odoratissimum, nor do th…

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Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'

Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'

For identification purposes, 'Chindo' is similar in all respects to the species with the exception of reportedly being more fruitful although still not considered prolific. It is still advised that it still be planted with another seedling or…

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Viburnum betulifolium

Viburnum betulifolium

Common Name: Birchleaf Viburnum

A large, open shrub of loose habit but not to be considerd scraggly.  Mature specimens found at 10-12' tall and wide.  Sharply serrated, dark green leaves resembling that of birch, hence its name.  The white, slightly fragrant f…

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Viburnum bitchiuense

Viburnum bitchiuense

Common Name: Bitchiu viburnum

Very similar to V. carlesii, in fact when introduced from Japan in 1911, it was initially mistaken as a form of V. carlesii.  Characteristics that set it apart from V. carlesii are narrower leaves, a taller and more open habit, and the flower …

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Viburnum bitchiuense 'Heronswood Form'

Viburnum bitchiuense 'Heronswood Form'

Collected in the wild in Korea by Dan Hinkley, Heronswood Nursery.  Even though much more evaluation is needed to determine if this selection is significantly different that the species, we know the following.  'Heronswood For…

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Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

A sister seedling to V. x bodnantense 'Dawn'.  Habit is upright-spreading with stiff, coarse branching.  Grows 10-12' tall and about 2/3 as wide.  Flowers are slightly larger and a brighter pink than 'Dawn' and have yellow …

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Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

The hybrid V. x bodnantense is a cross of V. farreri x V. grandiflorum.  'Dawn' was selected from 10 seedlings by Charles Puddle, head gardener to Lord Aborconway at Bodnant Gardens, Wales around 1935.  Grows about 8-10' high and no…

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Viburnum bracteatum

Viburnum bracteatum

Common Name: Bracted Viburnum

An upright, spreading, eventualy rounded shrub resembling V. dentatum and V. rafinesquianum.  Leaves are glossier and thicker textured than dentatum providing excellent scorch resistance in full sun.  Creamy-white, flat-topped cymes …

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Viburnum bracteatum 'Emerald Luster'

Viburnum bracteatum 'Emerald Luster'

A selection by our good friend Michael Dirr.  Selected for its lustrous dark green foliage and profuse flowering producing a striking contrast against the glossy, dark green foliage.  Showed excellent drought tolerance in University …

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Viburnum buddleifolium

Viburnum buddleifolium

Common Name: Woolly Viburnum

An upright, vase shaped shrub, usually growing taller than wide.  Lanaceolate leaves are velvety with a gray felted underside.  Buds are also pubescent and the emerging shoots are covered with a star-like down.  White flowe…

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Viburnum burejaeticum

Viburnum burejaeticum

Common Name: Manchurian Viburnum

A rare chinese species named after the Bureia mountains in China.  Grows to 15' with lantana-like leaves, only finer textured.  Leaves are shinier and more narrow than V. lantana.  Young shoots are covered with a dense down …

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Viburnum burejaeticum 'MiniMan'

Viburnum burejaeticum 'MiniMan'

Found in a row of V. burejaeticum at the USDA Cheyenne Experiment Station, Cheyenne WY.  Introduced by Scott Skogerboe, Fort Collins Nursery, Fort Collins, CO.  All of  the same great features of the species but on a compact …

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Viburnum x burkwoodii

Viburnum x burkwoodii

Common Name: Burkwood Viburnum

A hybrid from V. utile pollinated by V. carlesii by Burkwood and skipwith in Kingston-on-Thames in England, introduced in 1924.  Exhibits upright growth habit reaching 10' in height and 6-8' across.  Flowers are pink in the bud, openi…

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Viburnum x burkwoodii 'American Spice™'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'American Spice™'

A sport of V. x burkwoodii 'Sarcoxie' discovered in 1966 by Andy Duvall, Duvall Nursery, South Lyon, MI.  A compact selection growing 4-6" a year.  Oringinal plant was 4' high and 5' wide after 14 years.  Deep green, glossy folia…

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Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'

A backcross of V. x burkwoodii and V. carlesii.  The selection was made in 1951 by John Russell at L.R. Russell Ltd., Richmond Nurseries, Windlesham, England and named after his wife.  Compact in habit, growing 6'(7') high and wide.&#…

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Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Chenaultii'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Chenaultii'

A cultivar of V. x burkwoodii with lustrous, dark green leaves which are smaller and finer textured than V. x burkwoodii.  The fine textured branches give the overall habit a more refined look.  The flower buds have the least amount …

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Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Compact Beauty'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Compact Beauty'

All of the same features as V. x burkwoodii but on a much more compact plant.  The term compact is in reference to its shorter internodes which is also an indication that 'Compact Beauty' will be slower growing.  Based upon the rapi…

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Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Conoy'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Conoy'

Another U.S. National Arboretum introduction.  Introduced in 1988 from a backcross of V. x burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid' with V. utile made by the late Donald Egolf.  Foliage is slightly wavy, extre…

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Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Fulbrook'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Fulbrook'

Parentage is the same as V. x burkwoodii 'Anne Russell' (V. x burkwoodii x V. carlesii).  Due to the strong V. carlesii influence, foliage retains the features of V. carlesii and does not have the glossy foliage of V. x burkwoodii.  …

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Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

A 1960 selection from a backcross of V. x burkwoodii and V. carlesii and later introduced in 1966 by the late Dr. Donald Egolf of the U.S. National Arboretum.  Habit is more compact than V. x burkwoodii, growing 6-8' tall and wide.  F…

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Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid'

This is a sister seedling to V. x burkwoodii, raised by Burkwood and Skipwith, England.  Evergreen foliage is very glossy and longer and not as wide as other V. x burkwoodii.  The flowers are also larger and the buds are a deeper p…

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Viburnum x carlcephalum

Viburnum x carlcephalum

Common Name: Fragrant Snowball

A cross between V. carlesii (seed parent) and V. macrocephalum f. keteleeri, raised by Albert Burkwood of Burkwood and Skipwith Nursery, England.  Similar to V. carlesii but more coarsely branched with larger flowers and leaves and a more …

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Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Common Name: Korean Spice Viburnum

An excellent, rounded shrub growing 5-8' tall and wide.  April flowers are pink in the bud, opening to white and very fragrant, hence its name.  Fruit is red changing to black.  Although fruit is persistant through the winter, it is …

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Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'

Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'

This cultivar is similar to V. carlesii with the exception of more intense red buds,  Flowers open pink, then turning to white.  The result of 25 years of breeding by Leslie Slinger, Slieve Donald Nursery, Newcastle, Northern Irela…

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Viburnum carlesii 'Compactum'

Viburnum carlesii 'Compactum'

Since this plant exhibits the same desirable features of V. carlesii, it is extremely popular due to its compact size.  Very hard to find in the trade due to its popularity, slow growth rate and difficulty in propagation…

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Viburnum carlesii 'Summerhill'

Viburnum carlesii 'Summerhill'

This is a cultivar we received from Mike Johnson at Summerhill Nursery, CT.  Reported to me by Mike that it is self scaffolding and holds its leaves well into the winter, making it semi-evergreen.  Any other documented in…

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Viburnum cassinoides

Viburnum cassinoides

Common Name: Withrod Viburnum

A dense, upright shrub when young, becoming rounded with age.  Commonly grows 6-7' but can get larger.  Foliage emerges in spring with a bronze or chocolate-purple tint, then glossy dark green.  Flowers are creamy-white, flat-topped …

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Viburnum cassinoides 'Deep Pink'

Viburnum cassinoides 'Deep Pink'

This selection comes to us from Mike Johnson of Summerhill Nursery in Connecticut.  Reported by him to have been collected in the wild in Maine and selected for its deep pink fruits.  Similar in all other respects to the species.

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Viburnum cassinoides 'Hillier Form'

Viburnum cassinoides 'Hillier Form'

From botanist Allen J. Coombes comes this yet untitled clone.  A 10' high and wide form packed with seasonal color.  Foliage emerges in the spring a rich, shiny, deep chocolate-purple, then maturing to a dark blue-green.  Fall…

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Viburnum x Cayuga

Viburnum x Cayuga

Often listed as a cultivar of V. x carcephalum, this hybrid is the result of a backcross of V. carlesii and V. x carlcephalum developed by the late Donald Egolf in 1953.  It has a loose, upright habit when young but becoming very …

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Viburnum x Chesapeake

Viburnum x Chesapeake

Often listed as a cultivar of V. x carlcephalum, 'Chesapeake' is the result of a backcross between V. x 'Cayuga' (V. x carlesii x V. x carlcephalum) with V. utile made in 1962 by the U.S. National Arboretum.  This same cross produ…

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Viburnum x Chippewah

Viburnum x Chippewah

Introduced in 1987 by the U.S. National Arboretum, 'Chippewah' is a hybrid cross of V. japonicum and V. dilatatum.  Habit is mullti-stemmed and densely branched, growing slightly wider than tall.  Leaves are glossy dark green…

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Viburnum cinnamomifolium

Viburnum cinnamomifolium

Somewhat similar to V. davidii except larger in habit and not as compact.  Leaves are long and narrow (4-6" long and 1-2½" wide) and very leathery with 3 distinct veins running the entire length.  Attractive reddish-brown branches …

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Viburnum corylifolium

Viburnum corylifolium

A similarity between this species and that of V. dilatatum with the exceptions being the leaf is more rounded to the point of being nearly circular.  Shoots are densely covered with long rusty-brown pubescence.  White flowers in June are …

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Viburnum corymbiflorum

Viburnum corymbiflorum

This is a plant that was originally brought back from Hunan by David Parks, Camellia Forest Nursery, Chapel Hill, NC and named V. species Camellia Forest.  Later, this plant was identified by our friend Charles Keith, Keith Arboretum&nb…

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Viburnum cotinifolium

Viburnum cotinifolium

Introduced around 1830 from the Himalayas.  A coarse, open, leggy plant similar in foliage to V. lantana.  Foliage is more rounded than that of V. lantana, grayish-green above and silver to white below.  Flowers are pink in the bud, …

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Viburnum cylindricum

Viburnum cylindricum

Common Name: Tubeflower Viburnum

A rather large, bold evergeen species growing 8-10' with heights reaching 10-15' on old specimens.  Overall habit is slightly wider than tall.  Leaves can be quite long giving them a drooping appearance.  Leaf shapes can be extre…

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Viburnum davidii

Viburnum davidii

Common Name: David Viburnum

Forms a compact mound, eventually a little wider than tall.  Leaves are long (3-6") and narrow, leathery, with a red petiole.  Pink buds open to non-fragrant white flowers in a dense 2-3" wide cyme.  Fruits are tubular in sha…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Autumn Jazz®'

Viburnum dentatum 'Autumn Jazz®'

A selection from a seedling population from Synnestvedt Nursery.  A superior plant with a graceful, upright, vase shaped habit.  Creamy-white, flat-topped cymes in early June followed by clusters of metallic blue-black fruits from lat…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Blaze™'

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Blaze™'

An unusual form for the species.  This arrowwood has a dense, low mounding habit, growing wider than it does tall (5'x7').  Unusually attractive gunmetal green foliage has a distinctive deep wine frost underside.  Flowers are th…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Cardinal™'

Viburnum dentatum 'Cardinal™'

Introduced in 1996 by Roy Klehm, Beaver Creek Nursery, Illinois.  Habit is 8-10 tall with a 6-8' spread.  Flowers and fruit of the species.  Distinguishing feature is its burgundy fall coloration which then turns to bright red.

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Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre®'

Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre®'

A selection introduced by Synnestvedt Nursery of Illinois in 1967, originally found in the collections of the Morton Arboretum.  Foliage is a glossy, lustrous green, hence its name.  Matures at 10-12' tall and 8-10' wide.  Flower…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Crimson Tide™'

Viburnum dentatum 'Crimson Tide™'

Another introduction from Beaver Creek Nursery.  Selected for its blazing red fall color, clean summer foliage, and exceptional vigor.  Upright form similar to V. dentatum Autumn Jazz™.  Flowers…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Dwarf Form'

Viburnum dentatum 'Dwarf Form'

A selection made from a seedling block of V. dentatum.  Original plant was 5' tall while others in the block were 8'.  This plant later went on to be known as V. dentatum 'Blue Muffin'.  Branches are finer textured than the speci…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Fireworks'

Viburnum dentatum 'Fireworks'

Finally, a dentatum that utilizes little space and yet makes a statement in the landscape.  'Fireworks' is a compact grower with a columnar habit, growing 6-7' tall and only 4-5' wide.  Foliage is glossy green, turning ruby-red in …

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Viburnum dentatum 'Golden Arrow'

Viburnum dentatum 'Golden Arrow'

A great plant for the collector or anyone who has an appreciation for the unusual.  This yellow leafed arrowwood should be planted in a shady spot or morning sun only to prevent photo bleach (turning white) or turning totally green.  …

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Viburnum dentatum 'Indian Summer™'

Viburnum dentatum 'Indian Summer™'

Although this description may seem repetitious of other dentatums, don't let it fool you.  'Indian Summer' is true to its name when it comes to fall color which is a kaleidoscope of beautiful blends of reds and oranges.  Habit …

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Viburnum dentatum 'Little Joe™'

Viburnum dentatum 'Little Joe™'

Another Roy Klehm introduction.  A truly compact arrowwood with the original plant being only 4'x4' after 10 years.  Not only ideal for smaller spaces but blooms at the same time as 'Blue Muffin' making it an ideal pollinator.  …

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Viburnum dentatum 'Moonglo'

Viburnum dentatum 'Moonglo'

A very unique rounded form, low spreading when young, maturing 8' tall and wide.  Based on our own experience, I think the 8' size is a little excessive (5x5 after 10 years).  Foliage is rounded and larger than the species, lustrous dark …

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Viburnum dentatum 'Northern Burgundy®'

Viburnum dentatum 'Northern Burgundy®'

A clonal selection of V. dentatum pubescens introduced by Synnestvedt Nursery, Illinois, and distributed by Chicagoland Grows.  Broad, upright-rounded habit maturing 8-10' tall and wide.  Glossy dark green foliage turns a beautiful blend …

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Viburnum dentatum 'Papoose™'

Viburnum dentatum 'Papoose™'

A small yet sout grower with a dense compact branching structure that is self scaffolding.  Grows to a compact 4' tall and 3-4' wide making it a truly compact arrowwood.  New growth emerges a translucent green with attractive pink tip…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Pearl Bleu'

Viburnum dentatum 'Pearl Bleu'

Thousands of colorful blue fruit is the selling point of this cultivar.  Pearl Bleu is French for blue pearls, which describes the fruit display provided by this 10-12' arrowwood.  Fruit is smaller than most other dentatu…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Raspberry Tart™'

Viburnum dentatum 'Raspberry Tart™'

Compact habit and rounded form, growing only ½ the size of the species (5x5').  Selected for its exceptional bright raspberry-red fall foliage.  Flowers and fruit of the species.  A Lake County Nursery introduction.

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Viburnum dentatum 'Red Feather®'

Viburnum dentatum 'Red Feather®'

A Mike Yanney selection from Johnson Nursery, Wisconsin.  Selected from a block of seedlings because of its vibrant red new growth in the spring and early summer.  As new foliage ages, green veins appear on the red leaf surface giving…

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Viburnum dentatum 'Red Regal™'

Viburnum dentatum 'Red Regal™'

Another selection from Roy Klehm.  'Red Regal' develops brilliant reddish-orange fall color on vigorous full plants.  Upright habit to 10'.  Flowers and fruit typical of the species.

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Viburnum dentatum var. deamii

Viburnum dentatum var. deamii

Common Name: Deam Viburnum

Although rare in the trade, an excellent arrowwood and one of our favorites.  Native from southern Onio to Missouri.  Deam viburnum grows 5-6' tall in 8 years, ultimately reaching 8'x8'.  Its habit features stiff, densely …

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Viburnum dentatum var. pubescens

Viburnum dentatum var. pubescens

Common Name: Downy Arrowwood Viburnum

A low growing and somewhat straggly shrub.  Young stems and branchlets are densely pubescent but become glabrous during the second year of growth.  Leaves are of a thicker texture with dense pubescence on the underside.  One of t…

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Viburnum dentatum var. scabrellum

Viburnum dentatum var. scabrellum

A dentatum of restrained (compact) habit, maturing in the 5-7' range.  Foliage is smaller than the species, lustrous, and proven to be drought tolerant in southern states.  The last of the dentatums to flower.  Thought to be self…

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Viburnum dilatatum

Viburnum dilatatum

Common Name: Linden Viburnum

An upright, vase shaped shrub with a somewhat open habit.  Flowers are white-topped, 3-5" cymes produced in late May followed by showy berries ranging from bright red, cherry-red, or scarlet.  Since the fruit is unpalatable to birds,…

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Viburnum dilatatum 'Asian Beauty'

Viburnum dilatatum 'Asian Beauty'

Pubescent, dark green leaves with a velvety texture make a striking backdrop for the creamy-white flowers in late spring that adorn this shrub.  Grows 8-10' but not quite as wide.  Spring flowers produce an outstanding display of glossy, …

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Viburnum dilatatum 'Catskill'

Viburnum dilatatum 'Catskill'

A dwarf dilatatum selection made in 1958 from plants raised from seed collected in Japan and later introduced by the US National Arboretum in 1966.  Selected for its compact growth habit, smaller and rounder leaves and good fall coloration…

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Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie'

Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie'

Introduced by the US National Arboretum in 1971.  Selected for profusion, persistence, and fruit color.  A full, compact, rounded shrub reaching 6' high and 8-10' wide in 14 years.  Foliage is dark green, assuming a…

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Viburnum dilatatum 'Iroquois'

Viburnum dilatatum 'Iroquois'

A US National Arboretum introduction resulting from the cross of two V. dilatatum selections made in 1953 and introduced in 1966.  Selected for its large, thick textured, dark green leaves; abundant inflorescence of creamy-white flowers; l…

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Viburnum dilatatum 'Littleleaf Form'

Viburnum dilatatum 'Littleleaf Form'

Littleleaf Form is a name that Michael Dirr attached to a plant that he saw at Hawksridge Nursery, Hickory, NC.  It's a dilatatum taxon with a very refined habit, finely textured branching, and small dark green leaves being a…

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Viburnum dilatatum 'Michael Dodge'

Viburnum dilatatum 'Michael Dodge'

Named after Michael Dodge, who in 1969 crossed V. dilatatum 'Xanthocarpum' with V. dilatatum.  Selected by Winterthur Garden where he had worked at the time the cross was made.  Selection was made based on the abundant bright yell…

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Viburnum dilatatum 'Mt. Airy'

Viburnum dilatatum 'Mt. Airy'

A seedling found at Mt. Airy Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Originally misnamed but re-identified by Michael Dirr and consequently renamed by him for the arboretum.  Thought to be a bird planted seedling from a group of V. dilatatum 'E…

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Viburnum dilatatum f. pilosum

Viburnum dilatatum f. pilosum

Definitely a plant for the collector.  This taxon's claim to fame is the conspicuous pilose stellate hairs that stick straight out from the young branchlets, petioles, stems, leaves, and inflorescence.

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Viburnum dilatatum f. xanthocarpum

Viburnum dilatatum f. xanthocarpum

This is a yellow fruited form that will not come true from seed.  Habit is a 6x8' rounded form with foliage a lighter green than the type.  Fruit is reported to be yellow to amber yellow but sightings report more of a yellow-o…

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Viburnum x Emerald Triumph

Viburnum x Emerald Triumph

An introducton by Harold Pellett, University of Minnesota in 1994, resulting from a cross between V. burejaeticum and V. rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'.  A medium growing shrub with dark blue-green, lustrous leaves which is clean and dise…

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Viburnum erosum

Viburnum erosum

Common Name: Beech Viburnum

Considered to be similar to V. dilatatum but not as hardy.  Typically an upright shrub to 5-7' tall and 3-5' wide.  White flowers in 2-3" cymes followed by ¼" long red fruits.  Fall color is a dull orange-red.  Native to …

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Viburnum erubescens

Viburnum erubescens

A loose, upright, graceful shrub growing 10' by 8'.  The var. gracilipes has larger leaves and flower panicles than the species and is more common in cultivation.  Leaves are glossy green, 2-4" long and half as wide with a distinct re…

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Viburnum x Eskimo

Viburnum x Eskimo

A dense, compact shrub, growing 4 to 5' high and wide in 12 years. Can approach 8' upon maturity depending upon age and site location.  The result of a cross between V. x 'Cayuga' and V. utile making it a sister plant to V. x 'Ch…

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Viburnum farreri

Viburnum farreri

Named for collector Reginald Farrer, this 8-10' high and wide species has an upright, rounded, rather open habit.  Nevertheless, its sweet fragrance is well worth the effort.  One of the first viburnums to bloom with extremely fra…

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Viburnum farreri 'Candidissima'

Viburnum farreri 'Candidissima'

Similar in habit to the species with a few distinct exceptions.  The buds and bark are green rather than red and the leaves are a soft yellow-green, showing no red pigmentation in spring or fall.  Unlike the species, 'Candidissi…

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Viburnum farreri 'Nanum'

Viburnum farreri 'Nanum'

A delightful small shrub growing only 3-4' tall and wide.  Pinkish buds open to wonderfully fragrant pink flowers that fade to pinkish-white.  This is another clone that blooms on naked stems.  Small, semi-glossy leaves are bronz…

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Viburnum foetidum var. ceanthoides

Viburnum foetidum var. ceanthoides

V. foetidum is a large, dense, rounded shrub that can grow to 10', although old arboretum specimens are reportedly larger.  This species is seldom seen in American gardens and there is very little information about the var.…

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Viburnum x globosum 'Jermyns Globe'

Viburnum x globosum 'Jermyns Globe'

A chance seedling of V. x globosum (V. davidii x V. calvum) found at Hillier with similar characteristics of the hygrid with the following exceptions.  'Jermyns globe' is extremely dense and more rounded in habit, and although it can achie…

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Viburnum harryanum

Viburnum harryanum

The unique trait of this species which makes it nearly impossible to identify as a Viburnum but at the same time leaving you with a lasting impression is the small, Mickey Mouse shaped leaves.  Leaves are evergreen, dark green, and near…

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Viburnum henryi

Viburnum henryi

An evergreen shrub with spreading, arching branches and narrow, willow-like leaves.  The leaves are a lustrous dark green, 2-5" long and 1-1½" wide and are lax and arching.  Flowers occur in 2-4" wide and high stiffly pyramida…

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Viburnum hirsuta

Viburnum hirsuta

Not much information is available about this species and will only become available as we evaluate this plant.  Foliage is glossy, dark green and akin to V. dentatum.  Non-fragrant white flowers in spring.  Fruit is reported to…

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Viburnum hirtulum

Viburnum hirtulum

Another plant that we know little about but listed here for reference only.  Acquired from The Cox Arboretum, Canton GA.  What we do know at this time is that it sets an abundace of red fruit and has a good red fall color.  …

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Viburnum hupehense

Viburnum hupehense

Common Name: Hubei Viburnum

A medium sized shrub growing 8-10'.  At first glance, it could be confused with V. dilatatum.  The leaves, dark green on the top and lighter beneath, are covered with dense hairs, top and bottom.  Flowers are pink in the bud opening …

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Viburnum ichangense

Viburnum ichangense

Common Name: Ichang Viburnum

An upright-spreading shrub growing 6-10' high and 4-6' wide.  Although flower fragrance is described as not pleasant, the spectacular red fruit display more than make up for this shortcoming.  A bronze color may be evidenced on …

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Viburnum x jackii

Viburnum x jackii

Common Name: Jack Viburnum

A natural occurring hybrid of V. lentago x V. prunifolium which originated in the Arnold Arboretum where it was noticed by J.G. Jack in 1908.  Plant characteristics can resemble either parents or a combination of both.  Reported to me…

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Viburnum japonicum

Viburnum japonicum

Common Name: Japanese Viburnum

A rounded, evergreen shrub from Taiwan and Japan with purple-brown branches growing to 6-8' high and wide.  Lustrous dark green leaves up to 6" long and 4" wide are wavy in the upper half.  Very fragrant white flowers open on 3-5…

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Viburnum x juddii

Viburnum x juddii

Common Name: Judd Viburnum

A selection from a cross between V. carlesii and V. bitchiuense made by William Judd, propagator at rhe Arnold Arboretum in 1920 and named in 1935.  Leaves are a dull, bluish-green and in our opinion, the stems are finer in textu…

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Viburnum kansuense

Viburnum kansuense

At first glance, this plant may be mistaken for a small leafed V. opulus, V. sargentii, or V. trilobum.  The dark green leaves are 3 to 5 lobed and 1-2" long and wide.  Pale pinkish-whote flowers on small 1" cymes in May.  The d…

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Viburnum lantana 'Aureum'

Viburnum lantana 'Aureum'

A yellow leafed form of V. lantana but more refined.  Grows to 8' but not as vigorous as the species.  New shoots are a pleasing golden yellow, maturing to green.  It will retain its yellow foliage if planted in the shade, …

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Viburnum lantana 'Candy'

Viburnum lantana 'Candy'

This is a plant that we recently received from Don Shadow, Shadow Nursery, Winchester, TN.  Mr. Shadow had no information on the plant so we will evaluate it as it develops.  Since acquiring this plant we have noticed tha…

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Viburnum lantana 'Gold Edge'

Viburnum lantana 'Gold Edge'

A recently acquired cultivar from Dr. Eugene Coffman, Ridge Road Nursery, Bellevue IA.  Foliage has a unique narrow ring of gold around the margin of each leaf.  As with many viburnums which are  known only to collectors, not muc…

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Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

A seedling selection by Donald Egolf in 1952 from seed collected in Poland and later introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1966.  Habit is very dense, upright when young, then becoming spreading but remaining dense.  …

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Viburnum lantana 'Variegatum'

Viburnum lantana 'Variegatum'

Common Name: Variegated Lantana Viburnum

V. lantana 'Variegatum' grows 8-9' but very slow to get there.  A very high quality foliage plant.  Leaves are flecked with shades of light and dark green, chartreuse, lime and gold.  Masses of creamy white, non-fragrant flowers…

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Viburnum lantana var. discolor

Viburnum lantana var. discolor

This variety has smaller leaves than the species measuring only 2½" long and 1½" wide.  The upper leaf surface is a lustrous dark green with some pubescence while the underside is densely woolly to the point of being almos…

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Viburnum lentago

Viburnum lentago

Common Name: Nannyberry Viburnum

An upright and finally arching shade tolerant species reaching 15-18'.  Can be grown as a large multi-stemmed shrub or trained as an ornamental tree.  Leaves are glossy, dark green and sharply serrate.  Flower clusters are white…

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Viburnum lentago 'Deep Green'

Viburnum lentago 'Deep Green'

A selection from Reeseville Ridge Nursery in Wisconsin.  Leaves are larger than the type with a distinct leathery texture and a much deeper green color.  Flowers and fruit of the species.  Fall color is shades of red.  Zone 3

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Viburnum lobophyllum

Viburnum lobophyllum

A large shrub, 10-15' high and 10-12' wide that resembles V. betulifolium and V. hupehense.  Despite the epithet, the leaves are not lobed.  Brilliant, nearly round red fruits and a good claret autumn color.  Abundant f…

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Viburnum luzonicum

Viburnum luzonicum

Virtually unknown in the United States.  Rapidly growing, 8' by 6' in 5 years.  Although it can reach 20' in its native habitat, garden culture is more likely 12-15'.  Quite variable in leaf and form depending o…

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Viburnum macrocehpalum

Viburnum macrocehpalum

Common Name: Chinese Snowball Viburnum

A dense, rounded shrub growing 8-10' high, but much larger in the south.  Introduced by Robert Fortune in 1844.  The most spectacular of the viburnums when in bloom, being the largest of the "snowball' viburnums.  The flower…

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Viburnum macrocehpalum f. keteleeri

Viburnum macrocehpalum f. keteleeri

This is the wild form of macrocephalum, displaying both fertile and non-fertile white flowers in a lacecap display on 4-5" flat-topped cymes.  Shiny red fruits turn black and are very effective.  Grows to 10-15' but not as wide…

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Viburnum molle

Viburnum molle

Common Name: Kentucky Viburnum

A large multi-stemmed, rounded shrub growing 8-12' tall and wide, native to the central and southern states of North America.  Based on leaf ID only, it would be mistaken for V. dentatum.  The plant is adorned with glossy, dark green …

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Viburnum mongolicum

Viburnum mongolicum

A species rare in cultivation from eastern Siberia and inner Mongolia growing up to 6' with the same spread.  Flowers are small and sparse in small 1-2" cymes.  Fruits are red maturing to black and also sparse.  If one were to group …

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Viburnum mullaha

Viburnum mullaha

A tall deciduous shrub from the Himalayas to Southeast Asia growing 10-15' tall and 8-10' across.  Medium green leaves are a broad oval, tapering to the pedicel and deeply dentate along the top half.  White flowers in 2-3" wide …

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Viburnum x Nantucket

Viburnum x Nantucket

The 20th cultivar from the National Arboretum breeding program.  Released in 2008 from a cross made in 1988 by the late Donald Egolf between V. x 'Eskimo' (v. x 'Cayuga' x V. utile) and V. macrocephalum f. keteleeri.  The male plant…

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Viburnum nervosum

Viburnum nervosum

The best general description would be that V. nervosum looks like V. lantana, howerver the leaves are smaller along with other differences.  Flower buds are pink, opening to white, sweetly scented flowers with purple anthers on a rounded…

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Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum

Common Name: Smooth Withrod

A native species of the eastern United States which has led to many named cultivars.  Although flowers are abundant and fruit set is striking, it is still very underused.  Size ranges from 6-8' and usually not quite as wide.  Leaves …

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Viburnum nudum 'Angustifolium'

Viburnum nudum 'Angustifolium'

This eastern North American native is not only beautiful in its own right, but is also offered as a pollinator for other V. nudum with the exception of V. nudum 'Pink Beauty', which blooms before 'Angustifolium'.  The leaves are narrow …

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Viburnum nudum 'Callaway Large Leaf'

Viburnum nudum 'Callaway Large Leaf'

No description is available at this time.

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Viburnum nudum 'Callaway Small Leaf'

Viburnum nudum 'Callaway Small Leaf'

No description available at this time.

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Viburnum nudum 'Count Pulaski'

Viburnum nudum 'Count Pulaski'

A multi-stemmed form with rapid growth.  Leaves are larger than typical and quite glossy.  Extremely floriferous with white, musky-scented flowers borne on 6" flat-topped cymes.  Fruits are extremely colorful, starting from green…

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Viburnum nudum 'Earthshade'

Viburnum nudum 'Earthshade'

A 6-10' multi-stemmed plant, similar in size to V. nudum 'Winterthur' but more compact.  Leaves are a glossy dark green with yellow, orange, and red autumn coloration.  Creamy-white flowers producing pink to blue fruits.  Th…

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Viburnum nudum 'Longwood'

Viburnum nudum 'Longwood'

This cultivar originated in the 1980's at Winterthur Gardens where it was found and selected (but not yet named) as a pollinator for the already existing V. nudum 'Winterthur'.  Grown at Longwood Gardens since 1993, it was finally assig…

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Viburnum nudum 'Moonshine'

Viburnum nudum 'Moonshine'

My only encounter with this cultivar was at the Charles R Keith Arboretum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina while being escorted by our friend Michael Dirr.  I did not take detatiled notes of the plants' characteristics but it was approximately 8' …

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Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty'

Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty'

Based on frequent conversations with Michael Dirr, I feel that this is his favorite nudum.  A relatively compact plant which sets fruit when no other nudum pollinator is present indicating self fertility.  Foliage is glossy dark g…

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Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'

Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'

A medium sized shrub growing 6' after 10 years but reported sightings of 8' and slightly narrower.  Similar to and often confused with V. cassinoides but the foliage is more lustrous and waxy green.  Foliage is elliptical and olive to…

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Viburnum nudum pollinator

Viburnum nudum pollinator

Viburnums tend to be self sterile, which means that pollen from a flower will not fertilize the ovules of that flower.  This would be the general consensus, however, some species and cultivars have a lesser tendency toward self ste…

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Viburnum obovatum

Viburnum obovatum

Common Name: Small Viburnum

The common name (Small Viburnum) for this species is somewhat deceiving in that a 10 year old plant at the University of Georgia Botanical Garden is 12' high and wide.  The only real small feature of the species is its foliage which is s…

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Viburnum obovatum 'Lord Byron'

Viburnum obovatum 'Lord Byron'

A hybrid with V. rufidulum.  Upright in habit with larger leaves than V. obovatum yet smaller than V. rufidulum.  Although the buds are much smaller and more refined than that of V. rufidulum, they have retained the rusty red winter …

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Viburnum obovatum 'Walters'

Viburnum obovatum 'Walters'

No description available at this time.

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Viburnum odoratissimum

Viburnum odoratissimum

Often confused with V. awabuki to the extent that V. awabuki is being sold as V. odoratissimum 'Awabuki' which is invalid.  V. odoratissimum is not as cold hardy, its leaves are a duller green, and the feature which most distinguishes the two …

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Viburnum x Oneida

Viburnum x Oneida

A hybrid cross between V. dilatatum and V. lobophyllum made in 1953.  Selected for its abundance of flowers in late May and sporadic flowering throughout the summer; its glossy, dark red and persistent fruit in August; and fine textured fo…

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Viburnum opulus 'Aureum'

Viburnum opulus 'Aureum'

A bright gold-yellow foliage form of V. opulus.  Slower growing than the species but ultimately maturing to 9' tall and 7' wide.  Flower clusters are a flat-topped cyme with an outer ring of sterile flowers and a center ring of f…

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Viburnum opulus 'Bullatum'

Viburnum opulus 'Bullatum'

Also known as V. opulus 'Bulliton'.  Our plant comes to us from the Chicago Botanical Garden.  Leaves are of the opulus type but much smaller.  No descriptioj has been given to us so our own observations will be given when ava…

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Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

A small rounded shrub reaching 5-6'.  More spreading than V. trilobum 'Compactum'.  Flat-topped flowers produced in May are typical of the species, followed by glistening scarlet-red fruit which persist into winter.  Fall color i…

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Viburnum opulus 'Leonards Dwarf'

Viburnum opulus 'Leonards Dwarf'

A compact, rounded form to 5-6' similar in appearance to V. trilobum 'Alfredo' and V. trilobum 'Bailey Compact' but with some of its own distinctive characteristics.  The branches are finer textured and it is multiple branched at ground level …

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Viburnum opulus 'Losely's Compact'

Viburnum opulus 'Losely's Compact'

At this time, not much information is available on this cultivar other than it has a very dense, compact habit, maturing to 6'.  To date, our plants are exibiting this extremely compact habit however they have not reached maturity so I ca…

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Viburnum opulus 'Notcutt'

Viburnum opulus 'Notcutt'

Aka V. opulus 'Notcutt's Variety'.  Similar to the species but coarser, heavier branching, giving it a "masculine" look during the winter months.  Growing as wide as tall, maturing at 10'.  Foliage is a glossy green and deeper lobed …

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Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

Common Name: European Snowball Viburnum

Originally known as V. opulus 'Sterilis' which is still in use in lieu of the now accepted nomenclature.  A large rounded shrub reaching 10-12'.  Probably the oldest known garden viburnum as it was recorded in the 1…

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Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum'

Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum'

Common Name: Yellow Fruited European Cranberry Viburnum

Introduced by Spaeth's Nursery in Berlin in 1910.  A rounded-spreading cranberry maturing to 6-8'.  This plant has a couple of features unlike that of the species  The foliage is a glossy apple green which is a defining …

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Viburnum orientale

Viburnum orientale

A moderately sized deciduous shrub of the V. opulus complex maturing to 8'.  Leaves are sharply 3 lobed that turn to a splended golden yellow providing a beautiful contrast to the red berries ripening in late summer and early autumn. …

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Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Grandiflorum'

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Grandiflorum'

A large, sterile, snowball type maturing 8-10' tall and wide with a more tiered habit than the type.  White snowball flowers are larger and appear earlier than other f. plicatum and can be flushed with pink or a hint of apricot.  Leav…

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Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Kerns Pink'

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Kerns Pink'

A selection made in 1957 by Carl Kern at the Wyoming Nursery in Ohio.  An upright growing plicatum f. plicatum to 8-10' high and 6-8' wide, yet finer in texture and more delicate than the type.  Foliage is bronze tinged.  Flowers…

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Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Mary Milton'

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Mary Milton'

An upright growing shrub reaching 8-10' high and 6' wide with reddish-bronze tinged new foliage.  Flowers are green-pink in bud, opening to beautiful soft pink carnation-like snowball flowers.  Flowers may fade to white upon maturity…

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Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Newport'

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Newport'

A dwarf and very comopact rounded plant maturing at 4-5' tall and wide.  Discovered as a chance seedling, it grows only one-half the size of its parent, including flower and leaf size.  A tidy, neat habit that rarely needs pruning.  …

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Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Pink Sensation'

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Pink Sensation'

A selection with snowball flowers emerging pink that turn white with maturity.  Emerging leaves have a distinct bronze tint, maturing green.  A 'Pink Sensation' planted near the entrance of the JC Ralston Arboretum, Chapel Hill, North…

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Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Popcorn'

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Popcorn'

An awesome sight in bloom.  This 8' tall, 8' wide rounded shrub is vigorous but tight in habit with leathery, dark green foliage.  Hundreds of 3" round popcorn ball flowers line every branch, virtually obscuring the foliage in the sp…

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Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Sawtooth'

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Sawtooth'

Big and bold white snowball flowers in May contrasting well with attractive forest green foliage which is sawtooth serrated and deeply veined giving it excellence substance.  Even if this plant were grown only for its foliage, it would not be …

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum

Common Name: Doublefile Viburnum

Grows 8-10' high with a slightly wider spread due to its horizontal branching habit.  This tiered habit makes it a desirable element to softern vertical features and upright plants forms.  Flowers are white, non-fragrant, 2-4" fla…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Dart's Red Robin'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Dart's Red Robin'

A broad spreading cultivar from Holland growing to about 8'.  Reported to grow to 5' but is probably underrated.  Profuse flowering with white tinged pink flowers borne in umbrella-shaped inflorescences giving way to an equally impres…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Igloo'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Igloo'

A wide spreading, yet compact, dome shaped plant selected from a seedling at Winterthur Gardens, Delaware in 1991.  V. plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii' is on of the suspected parents.  Habit is full and dense right to the ground, so its …

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Lanarth'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Lanarth'

Raised as a seedling by P.D. Williams of Lanarth, Cornwall before 1930.  A very fine form similar to V. plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii' but somewhat larger and with larger ray (sterile) flowers.  Branches are produced in tiered…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Magic Puff'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Magic Puff'

A compact, rounded shrub growing 4-5' high and wide.  The inflorescence of white non-fragrant flowers in spring consists of inner fertile flowers and an outer ring of sterile flowers.  Very nice clean dark green foliage.  Fruit i…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'

Very common in the trade.  Introduced by Maries from Japan in 1879 for Messrs. Veitch.  Grows 8-10' tall and wide with strong horizontally tiered branches.  Outer sterile florets up to 1¾" across.  The inflorescenc…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Molly Schroeder'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Molly Schroeder'

An outstanding pink flowering selection growing 8' tall and 5' wide with horizontal branching.  Inflorescence consists of an outer ring of sterile pink flowers with creamy-white veination with a darker cream throat.  Inner fertile flower …

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Nanum Semperflorens'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Nanum Semperflorens'

Common Name: Watatnabe Doublefile Viburnum

A small compact, rounded shrub growing 5 to 7' tall and as wide.  Flowers are white, typical of the species, but smaller.  Flowers on and off throughout the summer similar to V. plic. f. tom. 'Summer Snowflake'.  Differentiated from …

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Pink Beauty'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Pink Beauty'

A handsome 8-10' shrub with a narrower width giving it an upright appearance.  Leaves, flowers, and overall appearance are generally smaller than other f. tomentosum.  Flowers are pink upon opening and darken to a deeper pink as they age.…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta'

A broad, rounded shrub growing twice as wide as tall ( 6' x 10-12').  The result of a cross between a selected V. plic. f. tom. and V. plic. f. tom. 'Mariesii'.  Strong horizontal branching produces large 6" lacecap flowers in Ma…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shoshoni'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shoshoni'

A more dwarf, compact seedling of V. plic. f. tom. 'Shasta' with all th attributes of 'Shasta' but growing only ½ the size.  distinctive horizontal branching maturing 6' tall and 8' wide.  The result of a cross pollin…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'St. Keverne'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'St. Keverne'

A more upright form of doublefile viburnum growing 10-12' tall but still maintaining a horizontally tiered habit.  Raised at St Keverne, Cornwall, England.  Flowers are a flat-topped to somewhat umbrella shaped cyme with a sterile out…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'

A large shrub reaching up to 12' but only ½ as wide, giving it an upright habit, but still maintaining strong horizontally tiered branching.  Begins blooming in May, then reblooms sporadically throughout the summer.  Leave…

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Weeping Magic'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Weeping Magic'

This doublefile viburnum has prostrate to pendulous branching giving it a low mounding habit, maturing wider than it is tall.  Although there is no descriptive literature on this plant, based on rate of growth and current size and …

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Viburnum x pragense

Viburnum x pragense

Common Name: Prague Viburnum

A hybrid cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile made at the Prague Municipal Gardens, Czech Republic in 1955.  An attractive, fast growing shrub, growing to 10' tall and 8-10' wide giving it upright oval to oval-rounded.  The ve…

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Viburnum x pragense 'Decker'

Viburnum x pragense 'Decker'

Similar in all respect to V. x pragense to the extent that there are no visible differences.  Introduced by Decker Nursery, Ohio as it was considered to be hardier.  Zone 5

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Viburnum x Prairie Classic

Viburnum x Prairie Classic

Common Name: Prairie Classic Viburnum

Prairie Classic is a naturally occuring hybrid, originally observed in a seedling block of V. rufidulum.  Based upon physical characteristics and other viburnums blooming at the same time capable of pollinating, the other suspected …

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Viburnum propinquum

Viburnum propinquum

A small shrubby evergreen listed by literature as maturing to 3' high and 3-5' wide, however, a large haystack-shaped specimen 10' high by 8' wide with tiered branching was sited by Michael Dirr at Hillier.  I believe this discrepancy is t…

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Viburnum prunifolium

Viburnum prunifolium

Common Name: Blackhaw Viburnum

An upright viburnum when young then becoming as wide as tall at maturity.  Branching is very stiff with lateral branching coming off of the main branching at 90° angles giving it what is referred to as a fish-bone pattern.  Can b…

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Viburnum prunifolium 'Forest Rouge'

Viburnum prunifolium 'Forest Rouge'

A selection made by Dan Moore at McKay Nursery, Wisconsin.  A large shrub or multi-stemmed or single stemmed tree with dense, upright-oval branching.  Stems on emerging new growth are dark red with yellow green foliage which turns glossy …

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Viburnum prunifolium 'Ovation'

Viburnum prunifolium 'Ovation'

A new slower growing selection of blackhaw that is self scaffolding, forming a very tight and compact, upright, columnar structure that is perfect for screens or limited space areas.  Formal, very tight structure growing 10' tall and only 6' w…

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Viburnum prunifolium 'Summer Magic'

Viburnum prunifolium 'Summer Magic'

This upright-rounded blackhaw is ideal as a specimen or small tree.  Introduced by Willoway Nursery of Ohio, it matures at 12-15' and 10-12' wide and is more compact than the species due to the fact that it does not exhibit the horizont…

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Viburnum rafinesquianum

Viburnum rafinesquianum

Common Name: Rafinesque Viburnum

A native species inhabiting Canada and the eastern United States and westward to Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky.  Closely related to V. dentatum.  Habit is relatively compact with fine twiggy branching and can be found growing in th…

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Viburnum recognitium

Viburnum recognitium

A deciduous shrub native to eastern Noorth America, closely related to V. dentatum (probably a variety of dentatum but taxonomically given species status) but considered to be more northerly distributed.  Although listed as a quite large …

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Viburnum x rhytidocarpum

Viburnum x rhytidocarpum

A large growing shrub of hybrid origin (V. buddleifolium and V. rhytidophyllum) with strong branching reaching 8-10'.  Foliage is large, lance shaped, medium dark green above and pubescent below and leathery.  White flowers in mid-May…

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Viburnum x rhytidophylloides

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides

Common Name: Lantanaphyllum Viburnum

A hybrid of V. lantana pollinated by V. rhytidophyllum made in Holland around 1925.  Grows 8-10' tall with a similar spread.  Foliage is similar to that of V. lantana but more leathery.  Summer foliage is like that of other …

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Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'

Introduced in 1966 by the National Arboretum resulting from a cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. lantana 'Mohican' which was self pollinated to produce F2 seedlings from which this cultivar was selected.  Very dense habit.&nbs…

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Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Holland'

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Holland'

'Holland' has survived in the trade probably due to its historical significance.  It was on of the first hybrids to be named from the cross between the two parents (V. rhytidophyllum and V. lantana).  With no intention to down…

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Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Willowwood'

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Willowwood'

A selection made in 1928 at Willowwood Farm in Gladstone, New Jersey by Henry Tubbs.  'Willowwood' when introduced was reported to be more resistant to wind damage and to have a longer flowering period but I have not experienced anything t…

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Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Common Name: Leatherleaf Viburnum

An excellent large shrub reaching 10-15'.  Introduced by Wilson from cental China for Messrs. James Veitch & Sons in 1900.  Effective in massing or as a background plant and definately not meant for the small garden.  Exhibi…

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Viburnum rhytidophyllum 'Cree'

Viburnum rhytidophyllum 'Cree'

A compact selection of the species.  Although growth was 8½' by 8' after 14 years, it is still considered compact when compared to the species.  Dark green leaves are 6" long and 2" wide.  In the winter, the leaves do not …

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Viburnum rhytidophyllum 'Green Trumph'

Viburnum rhytidophyllum 'Green Trumph'

Another compact form of thytidophyllum from Ward van Teylingen in Boskoop, Holland.  Although I suspect this cultivar to achieve some size, it is more compact in habit than the species but not to the extent of 'Cree'.  Also sele…

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Viburnum rufidulum

Viburnum rufidulum

Common Name: Rusty Blackhaw

Derives its common name from the velvety, reddish pubescence covering the winter buds and emerging spring shoots which intensifies as spring approaches, distinguishing it from any other viburnum.  Can be grown as a shrub, small …

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Viburnum rufidulum 'Royal Guard'

Viburnum rufidulum 'Royal Guard'

An excellent upright to columnar growing shrub ideal for smaller spaces.  Growing 12' tall and only 6-8' wide.  Introduced by the former Cole Nurseries, Circleville, Ohio.  All other features are the same as the species.  Zone 4

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Viburnum x Sarcoxie

Viburnum x Sarcoxie

Introduced in 1972 as the result of a cross between V. carlesii and V. x burkwoodii by A.O. Wild of Sarcoxie Nursery, Sarcoxie, MO.  This is a self scaffolding selection that does not requires the pruning that is required of V. x …

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Viburnum sargentii

Viburnum sargentii

Common Name: Sargent Viburnum

A large, vigorous growing shrub with a rounded form to 10'.  Similar to V. opulus but with darker bark and a coarser texture than V. trilobum and V. opulus.  Unlike trilobum and opulus species, the middle lobe of the leaf is usually elong…

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Viburnum sargentii 'Chiquita'

Viburnum sargentii 'Chiquita'

A compact form of sargent viburnum selected by Jerry Draeger of McKay Nursery, Waterloo, WI.  White pinwheel-like blooms in mid to late May produce scarlet-red persistent fruits against a backdrop of yellow-orange fall color.  Unlike some…

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Viburnum sargentii 'Flavum'

Viburnum sargentii 'Flavum'

Common Name: Yellow Fruited Sargent Viburnum

A large, upright, vase-shaped shrub.  Dark green summer foliage is distinctly 3 lobed with the center lobe being noticeably elongated.  Large, creamy-white, flat-topped cymes in May produce golden yellow translucent fruits with a hint of …

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Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'

Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'

An outstanding selection introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1966 as a result of the work of Dr. Donald Egolf.  Upright habit when young, then more rounded with age.  A superior cultivar featuring both ornamental foliag…

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Viburnum sargentii 'Susquehanna'

Viburnum sargentii 'Susquehanna'

A multi-stemmed, rounded cultivar exhibiting coarse branching giving it a rugged look.  Has potential as a multi or single stemmed tree form which exposes the bark which turns corky with age to such a degree that it has ornamental mer…

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Viburnum sargentii var. calvescens

Viburnum sargentii var. calvescens

Selected from V. sargentii for its heavy fruit set which is bright red, larger than the species, and persists all winter.  Further proof that plants don't read books, rather than the purple anthers as reported, our plants and t…

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Viburnum schensianum

Viburnum schensianum

Common Name: Shensi Viburnum

A long lost relative to our Wayfaring Tree (V. lantana).  Reported to mature 10-12' but unlike V. lantana, our plants are finely branched, leaves are 1-2" long, have an overall refined appearance and slow growing so I would suspect that ma…

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Viburnum sempervirens

Viburnum sempervirens

A species whose most obvious attribute is its foliage which is bronze-green upon emergence, maturing to a dark glossy green.  Young stems are unique in that they are 4-sided and pale yellow the first year, maturing to red-brown and cylindr…

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Viburnum setigerum

Viburnum setigerum

Common Name: Tea Viburnum

Known as the tea viburnum because the leaves were used by the monks on Mount Omei to make a sweet tea with medicinal properties.  Introduced by Wilson in 1901.  An upright vase shaped shrub growing 8-10' tall and 6-8' wide.  Desp…

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Viburnum setigerum 'Aurantiacum'

Viburnum setigerum 'Aurantiacum'

An orange fruited form of the species.  Raised from seed collected in Hubei, China and introduced by the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plains, MA.  Zone 5

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Viburnum sieboldii

Viburnum sieboldii

Common Name: Siebold Viburnum

A large shrub or small tree with stiff, stout, rigid branching.  Grows 15-20' tall making it an excellent ornamental tree when the lower branches are removed.  Splended long, lustrous, green foliage up to 6" long with a distinct scent…

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Viburnum sieboldii 'Ironclad'

Viburnum sieboldii 'Ironclad'

Tall and upright in habit (15'x12') with large 5" long leaves with prominent veins.  Attractive red to black fruits appear in the fall as the foliage turns a dark burgundy.  The name is the result of it being the only survivor from&nbs…

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Viburnum sieboldii 'Seneca'

Viburnum sieboldii 'Seneca'

A U.S. National Arboretum selection introduced in 1966.  Selected from a batch of self pollinated seedlings for its abundacne of flowers and fruit.  A large shrub with dark green foliage growing 15' to 20' high and nearly as wide mak…

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Viburnum sieboldii 'Wavecrest'

Viburnum sieboldii 'Wavecrest'

Similar in some respects to the species but with larger, thicker leaves.  New spring growth is dark red, resulting in a striking contrast against older maturing green leaves.  Introduced by Dr. Eugene Coffman (friend and plant enthu…

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Viburnum x Summer Reflection

Viburnum x Summer Reflection

Selected for its leathery, dark green leaves and rich wine-red fall color.  Introduced by Mike Yanny, Johnson's Nursery.  Grows 9' tall and 8' wide.  Creamy-white flat-topped flowers in May, followed by attractive fruit cl…

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Viburnum trilobum

Viburnum trilobum

Common Name: American Cranberry Viburnum

A dense rounded shrub growing 8-12' tall and wide.  Dark green, 3 lobed leaves have a tinge of red when first emerging.  White, flat-topped inflorescences appear in mid to late May consisting of a center of fertile flowers with an outer r…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Alfredo'

Viburnum trilobum 'Alfredo'

A compact form of the American cranberry selected at Bailey Nurseries in Minnesota and named after long time employee, Alfredo 'Freddie' Garcia.  Similar to V. trilobum 'Compactum' but with a more dense and slightly broader form.  Upright…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Andrews'

Viburnum trilobum 'Andrews'

Selected by Frank Andrews, one of the field collectors for A.E. Morgan (see description for V. trilobum).  'Andrews' is an erect, upright grower with dark green foliage but smaller than the type, growing to only 6-7' (similar in size to…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Bailey Compact'

Viburnum trilobum 'Bailey Compact'

An excellent compact, rounded form of American cranberry growing 5-6' tall and wide.  Discovered at Bailey Nurseries in Minnesota by Pat Perkins.  Beautiful green lobed foliage turns a deep red in the fall.  Flowers and fruit are ty…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum'

Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum'

An excellent compact form of American cranberry only one-half the size of the species.  Upright habit when young but maturing rounded.  Maple-like leaves emerge burgundy in the spring, changing to green.  Delightful white, flat-topp…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Hahs'

Viburnum trilobum 'Hahs'

Selected in 1915 by Roy Hahs, another one of A.E. Morgan's field collectors.  An upright, rounded shrub, slower growing and ultimately shorter than the species, growing to only 6-8'.  Foliage is dark green with thick, heavy substan…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Jewell Box'

Viburnum trilobum 'Jewell Box'

One of the smallest viburnums of them all.  Introduced by John Lindmeyer when imployed by Jewell Nursery of Wisconsin.  This cultivar had been virtually lost to the trade but we were able to obtain a few cuttings from Darrell Kromm at R…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Phillips'

Viburnum trilobum 'Phillips'

Selected by Elwyn Meader and introduced by the University of New Hampshire in 1956.  Named after a plant found by a Mr. Phillips who found the plant on a roadside in Acton, Maine.  A broad, upright clone of V. trilobum that grows 8…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Redwing™'

Viburnum trilobum 'Redwing™'

This selection from Michael Yanny, Johnson's Nursery, Wisconsin, was introduced in 1983.  Selected for its showy red new growing tips for an extended period in the spring which will eventually turn dark green while newly emerging leaves con…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Spring Green Compact'

Viburnum trilobum 'Spring Green Compact'

An outstanding compact form which can be easily maintained at 4' in height.  Introduced by McKay Nursery of Wisconsin.  Excellent flowering and fruiting with a very refined habit.  While we have observed little to no fruit…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Spring Red Compact'

Viburnum trilobum 'Spring Red Compact'

Another compact selection of American cranberry from McKay Nursery.  Somewhat upright in habit while young but maturing compact, rounded and 5'.  The plant is a mass of red foliage in the spring which matures to green by summer.…

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Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth'

Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth'

Selected in the early 1900's by Frank Andrews (see V. trilobum 'Andrews') for its heavy fruit set.  Named after the farm of O.E. Wentworth near Lancaster, New Hampshire where the original plant was found.  Yellow-red fruits become …

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Viburnum utile

Viburnum utile

Common Name: Service Viburnum

V. utile is rarely seen in the trade, probably due to its open habit and small leaves and is most probably considered a collectors item.  However, it has contributed immensely to the Viburnum world as a breeding parent.  Offspring i…

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Viburnum utile 'Large Leaf'

Viburnum utile 'Large Leaf'

Similar in all respects to the species but with larger leaves.

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