It does best in the upper Piedmont. It is a multi-stemmed, upright-arching shrub that typically matures to 8 … In general, heavy fruit set is only reliable when at least 2 different cultivars or seedlings of the same species are planted together. viburnum (V. carlesii), as it also has pink flower buds, and white, fragrant flowers that are held in 2- to 3-inch diameter cymes in early spring. Noteworthy Characteristics Viburnum is a genus of about 150 species of deciduous, evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs and a few trees from chiefly North Temperate regions extending into Southeast Asia and South America. Karen Russ, ©2007 HGIC, Clemson Extension. Berries are bright, metallic blue, but are borne only if two separate clones of the plant are grown together. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. ‘Emerald Luster’ has exceptionally nice lustrous foliage. Excellent dense tall hedge or screen. Every third year, you may slim the plant to a third or half of its size. Their flowers range from sweetly fragrant to unpleasantly scented and are primarily creamy white, but can vary from white to pink. Previously viburnums were included in the plant family Caprifoliaceae; however, recently they have been moved into the family Adoxaceae, along with elderberries (Sambucusspecies). Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. The foliage of Viburnum Tinus Lucidum is mid to dark glossy green. Excessive summer heat and drought may result in leaf scorch. This species grows best in the upper Piedmont of South Carolina, and may grow 8 to 10 feet tall and wide. It is also native to South Carolina. Grow this tough, durable plant in sun to partial shade. Otherwise, prune immediately after flowering since flower buds form in summer for the following year. Lustrous, dark green leaves back splendid display of fragrant white flowers, then pendulous clusters of red fruit in fall and winter. It is essentially pest free. Plants sucker and can form large colonies. Fast grower to 12 feet tall, 8 feet wide. Pinkish-red fruit of burkwood viburnum (Viburnum x burkwoodii) mature to glossy black in late September. It is drought and heat tolerant. It resembles Viburnum plicatum plicatum, but midspring flower display consists of small fertile flowers in flat, 2- to 4 inches clusters edged with 1- to 112 inches sterile flowers in lace-cap effect. Cream-colored flowers of arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) are held in 4-inch wide cymes during early May. It is a robust plant, growing 8 to 10 feet tall or more, with an upright, spreading habit. Flowers are fragrant, white with a pink tinge in 2-to 4-inch panicles. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Red to black berries appear in late summer. Evergreen. Fruit is produced sparsely. It is not very tolerant of high heat and is best grown in moist, but well-drained soil, in shade. Evergreen. Nature Hills makes a determined effort to offer several species because the viburnum has proven to be a superb shrub family! Excellent dense tall hedge or screen. Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Viburnum (Viburnum ) 'Pearlific' supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's Garden. Best locations for the different species are listed as Piedmont, Central (Midlands) or Coastal Plains. Fast growth rate means 25" of growth or greater per year. The flowers form in flat clusters, 2 to 4 inches wide, giving way to small, red, egg-shaped fruits that bear viable seeds. Joey Williamson, ©2007 HGIC, Clemson Extension. The flowers are somewhat unpleasant smelling, white clusters in late spring, followed by abundant bright red, shiny fruit from mid-fall until at least December. It may be severely damaged by cold winters if temperatures dip into the mid to low teens. Many cultivars are available. The dark green leaves turn orange-red in fall. Laurustine is a viburnum native to the Mediterranean areas of Europe and Africa and tolerates coastal conditions and is slightly salt-tolerant and drought tolerant. Service Viburnum (V. utile): This viburnum is not often grown as a species but has produced some excellent hybrids. Soil Preference The tuliptree grows well in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils. Plants have good drought resistance and make an excellent screen. ‘Cayuga’ fruit matures to black in late summer. Previously viburnums were included in the plant family Caprifoliaceae; however, recently they have been moved into the family Adoxaceae, along with elderberries (Sambucus species). Fruit is red aging to black; it is showy, if not always profuse. Doublefil… Read the Plant Highlights to see the mature height and spread. QUESTION: Last spring, I wrote you about 15 Chindo viburnum ( Viburnum awabuki “Chindo”) that I had a professional landscaper plant in my yard in October 2019. This species has excellent fall color with leaves turning bright pink to reddish purple in fall. One common name is mirror leaf viburnum, a nod to the plants highly glossy leaves. This is a hybrid between V. japonicum and V. dilatatum. Can be … Full to partial sun. Bitchiu viburnum grows well in both sun or part shade and tolerates most soils as long as they are well-drained. The nearly round, gray green leaves are 2 to 5 inches in diameter. It is a dense, pyramidal shrub with lustrous dark green foliage that emerge with reddish tips in the spring. Joey Williamson, ©2014 HGIC, Clemson Extension. Bur oak. Produces dark scarlet fruit. When planted together, they ensure an especially heavy berry set. The height and spread of most viburnums can be regulated with selective thinning pruning in early spring. Handsome, glossy foliage gives this shrub a sophisticated presence in the garden even when it is not in bloom. Joey Williamson, ©2014 HGIC, Clemson Extension. ‘Erie’ grows 10 feet tall by 8 feet wide, with profuse, unusually colored coral-red fruit that persist into spring. This amazing Snowball bush Viburnum is ready to dazzle you, your family and friends. Stems are red. It prefers moist, but well drained soil, and some shade. You can also buy tree form viburnums from a nursery and save yourself a lot of shrub-shaping. ‘Whorled Class’ is a rounded, compact cultivar that grows to 5 feet tall and wide. Bright red fruit mature to black. Muted red fall color of fragrant snowball viburnum Viburnum x carlecephalum ‘Cayuga’. To train a viburnum to be a tree, prune the lower branches off to create a trunk. PRIVACY POLICY|TERMS & CONDITIONS|SITE MAP. It has very dense, small, semi-evergreen, early emerging foliage and is suitable for hedging. The leaves are 2 to 3 inches long and grayish green, turning purple in fall. The blossoms are composed entirely of large, sterile flowers that are lime green at first, changing to white. The flowers are clove-scented, white, 2- to 3-inch clusters, opening in March to April. Maybe winter dormant, no foliage (Picture not representative) Th species is native to Japan, Korea and Taiwan and introduced in 1818. In general, a viburnum plant will grow anywhere from 1 foot to more than 2 feet in a year. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Tea Viburnum (V. setigerum): Tea viburnum is grown primarily for its spectacular berry display. Water virburnum when rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Joey Williamson, ©2014 HGIC, Clemson Extension. Joey Williamson, ©2014 HGIC, Clemson Extension. This truly beautiful viburnum is native to China and Japan. Vie-BUR-num. Propagating viburnums by seed is labor-intensive and not recommended. Size: Under 10 feet Soil: Average Sun: Shade Growth: Fast — Has the potential to grow 24 inches or more annually. Burkwood viburnum is both heat and pollution tolerant. Wonderfully fragrant, Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Mohawk' (Burkwood Viburnum) is a compact, upright, multi-stemmed, semi-evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves that turn attractive shades of orange and red in fall, except where evergreen (USDA Zones 7 and 8). Fall color varies from yellow to purple and red. Many species will tolerate summer heat better if planted where they receive afternoon shade or shade during the hottest part of the day. The foliage is highly tolerant of bacterial leaf spot and powdery mildew, and fall color is a dull orange-red. Joey Williamson, ©2014 HGIC, Clemson Extension. Karen Russ, ©2007 HGIC, Clemson Extension. Powdery mildew of viburnum primarily affects young leaves and shoots. Doublefile Viburnum (V. plicatum f. tomentosum): Doublefile viburnum is one of the most attractive viburnums, with a spreading, horizontal branching form. As a member of the Adoxaceae family it is closely related to the Adoxa, Sambucus, Sinadoxa, and Tetradoxa genera. It grows in sun or shade, in well drained soil. The fungus is mostly found on the upper leaf surface, but also may be found on the lower leaf surface. Tolerates full sun to light shade. It is grown primarily for winter bloom. Growth Rate This shrub grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year. Joey Williamson, ©2014 HGIC, Clemson Extension. Sun Preference Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day. It prefers sun to part shade, is highly tolerant of heat, drought and wind, and grows best in the Piedmont. The genus Viburnum is immense, and choosing the right selection for your garden is not easy. 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