Frank P Matthews
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Viburnum are a large genus with over 200 species of both evergreen and deciduous shrubs and small trees. One of the most diverse varieties of shrubs, they can provide attractive foliage, flowers, fruit and autumn colour.
Widely distributed mainly in northern temperate regions, extending south to south-east Malaysia and South America. Depending on the variety Viburnums can be grown as hedging, shrub borders or as a specimen tree. The deciduous varieties show wonderful autumn colour from green turning red, purple and bronze.
Most Viburnum have white flowers, some very fragrant in flat heads or round corymbs. The blooms are usually produced in late spring but many are winter flowering and are followed by bright pink-red coloured fruits.
Viburnum are easy to grow and care for and are great for wildlife. Tolerant of most soils but will do best in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. They will flower best in full sun but will also handle partial shade. The fruit can cause mild stomach upset if ingested.
A deservedly popular Snowball Viburnum offered as a small tree, great as a hedge or a specimen.
Produces lots of pink flowers in attractive clusters from early summer, followed by pink-red berries in late summer.
Masses of pure white flowers in attractive clusters from early summer, followed by pink-red berries in late summer.
Open to horizontal branches bearing flattened cymes of tiny, creamy white flowers followed by ovoid, red fruit ripening black.
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Dense, compact habit with white lacecap flowers, repeat flowering over summer and autumn.