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Viburnum

Viburnum spp.

Also known as

Snowball Plant, Arrow wood, Wayfaring tree

Viburnum February 2008-1 by Alvesgaspar (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Viburnum

Red berry fruits on a Viburnum plant with green leaves
A photo of Viburnum
A photo of Viburnum
A photo of Viburnum
A photo of Viburnum

Viburnum Overview

Viburnum is a genus with around 192 deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen trees and shrubs from the Viburnaceae family. These plants have attractive foliage that displays good autumn colour and they are also grown for their pretty white or pink 5-petalled flowers. Leading onto attractive red, purple or black fruits. Flowers are produced in clusters, on structures with longer outer stems compared to the inner ones, creating a flat-topped inflorescence called a corymb. Some species have scented flowers.

Common problems with Viburnum

How to propagate Viburnum

Cuttings

Propagate by simple layering in the autumn, by cuttings (softwood for deciduous species, semi-ripe for evergreens) in summer, hardwood cuttings in the winter.

Layering

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Special features of Viburnum

Attractive flowers

Attracts birds

Other uses of Viburnum

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour (in many deciduous species), flowers and, often fruits. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Plants for Summer Cuttings

Some of the many plants which you can take semi-ripe cuttings from in summer.

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Ornamentals to Plant Outside In February

Provided the ground isn't frozen or water-logged, plant these varieties.

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