Viburnum

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Fragrant viburnum shrubs are an easy going, low maintenance plant that can be used for privacy, as a specimen plant or foundation plantings.

Landscapes all over the United States are dotted with these colorful plants. They are most loved for their beautiful foliage, showy flowers, and easy to care for qualities. Evergreen viburnum hedges are a great way to add privacy to your landscape.

Our selection of 3 viburnum varieties brings you evergreen viburnum and semi-evergreen shrubs that will grace your yard with spring blooming flowers. They have a sweet smelling fragrance as an added bonus. The flowers can range in color from pink to white to cream. They also attract bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Some plants feature ornamental viburnum berries. The viburnum’s red berries are a great source of food for wildlife.

Fast growing viburnum plants are adaptable to many climates and planting sites and will have your landscape looking beautiful in no time. These shrubs are pest and disease resistant and can be pruned to maintain the desired shape and size.

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Viburnum Care

How to Plant Viburnum Shrubs

To plant a viburnum shrub you will first want to pick your planting site making sure that it has the proper light conditions. Once you have chosen your site, dig a hole that is two times the size of the root ball and fill it with some nutrient soil. Next, place your plant in the hole and backfill with soil until the root ball is fully covered. 

When to Prune Viburnum

The best time to prune viburnum is in late winter to early spring while the plants are dormant.

How to Prune Viburnum Shrubs

When pruning viburnum you will want to start by trimming away any dead, broken, or diseased branches. Once you finish trimming the viburnum you can then shape and size the plant to your desire. Viburnum can take heavy pruning and it will actually encourage new, healthy growth.

Viburnum Plant Care

When caring for your viburnum you will want to make sure it’s getting proper watering, sunlight, and fertilizer. Viburnums should be watered a couple of days a week or when the soil is dry to the touch, they also need at least 4 hours of sunlight a day. As for viburnum fertilizer, you can use an all purpose fertilizer and use the dosage listed on the product.

Are Viburnum Berries Edible

Viburnum berries are mildly toxic while others can be edible, it is best to research your exact viburnum for more details. 

Are Viburnum Deer Resistant

Yes, viburnum plants are deer resistant. While the deer are not specifically attracted to munching on some viburnum leaves or berries, if they are hungry enough they can eat your shrubs. If you live in an area where deer frequently visit, it's best to keep an eye on all your plants.

Viburnum Pests and Diseases

A few viburnum diseases and pests include mildew, root rot, leaf spot, aphids, and more. If you are experiencing any of these on your plant please contact your local extension agency for further help.