Gary Ladman, Classic Viburnums
(Prague Viburnum, Viburnum)
Prague viburnum is a broadleaf evergreen that grows quickly with spring flowering pink and white flowers. This hybrid of Viburnum utile with V. rhytidophyllum was introduced into cultivation by a Czech nurseryman. In mid spring, flowerbuds appear in a sweet pink and subsequently open into creamy white flat flower clusters. Some feel these flowers carry a faint spicy fragrance. The small glossy dark green leaves do not drop even during a cold winter, nor do they discolor.
Plant Prague viburnum...
This low wide-spreading evergreen shrub boasts pink flowerbuds and white blossoms in spring, followed by berries that change from pink to red to turquoise to deep blue. Native to western China, it has glossy, leathery, oval, dark green leaves with three prominent veins that catch the light. The flat-topped flower clusters open from their centers. Plants are predominately male or female, with both types required for a good fruit display. The clustered fruits are this plant's showpiece. Birds relish...
Carol Cloud Bailey
A small tree or large shub from the warm regions of India, China, Japan and Taiwan, this beautiful, cold-tender, broadleaf evergreen is adorned in late spring with large conical clusters of extremely fragrant, waxy, small white flowers. Small, showy red berries follow and eventually turn black, luring hungry songbirds. The olive-green leaves are large and leathery and may turn shades of red in winter. Bruised leaves emit a green-pepper odor. The rounded canopy has a dense, moderately coarse texture....
(Red Tip Sweet Viburnum, Sweet Viburnum)
Prized for its handsome evergreen foliage and its sweetly scented flowers, Viburnum odoratissimum is a beautiful, cold-tender, small tree or large shrub from the warm regions of India, China, Japan and Taiwan. The cultivar 'Red Tip' has red-tinged new growth. Large conical clusters of extremely fragrant, waxy, small white flowers appear in spring, giving rise to small, showy red berries which ripen black. The olive-green leaves are large and leathery and may turn shades of red in winter....
Laurustinus is a large evergreen shrub which produces white clusters of fragrant flowers over a long period in late winter through spring, followed by fruits than turn blue-black. This Mediterranean native has leathery dark green leaves which are attractive year-round.
Laurustinus grows best in full sun to part shade, but can tolerate more shade than many other viburnums. It also enjoys moist, organic soil. This plant can be trained into a small tree or used in a shrub border, in a foundation...
(Compact Laurustinus, Laurustinus)
Compact laurustinus is an attractive evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean region. It is smaller growing than the species. It produces white clusters of flowers over a long period in late winter through spring, followed by fruits than turn blue-black. New stem growth is red.
Laurustinus best in full sun to part shade, (but can tolerate more shade than many viburnums) and moist, organic soil. 'Compactum' is a dwarf selection that is useful as a specimen in a shrub border, massed in a foundation...
James H. Schutte
(Laurustinus, Spring Bouquet Viburnum)
Laurustinus is a compact evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean region. From red-pink buds, 'Spring Bouquet' has white clusters of flowers over a long period in late winter through spring, followed by fruits than turn blue-black.
Grow the Spring Bouquet laurustinus in full sun to part shade, but it can tolerate more shade than many viburnums. It needs moist, fertile soil. Laurustinus can be used in a shrub border, in a foundation planting, or as a screen or hedge.
James H. Schutte
Lantanaphyllum viburnum is a large broadleaf evergreen shrub with bold foliage, summer flowers and black fall fruits. This is a hybrid resulting from the cross with Viburnum rhytidophyllum with Viburnum lantana. This plant carries many characteristics that make it perfect for urban gardens. It is fairly fast growing, is tolerant of wide soil types and pH, handles soil compaction and drought, and is a bird attractant.
Lantanaphyllum viburnum can grow in full sun to partial shade,...
(Alleghany Lantanaphyllum Viburnum, Allegheny Lantanaphyllum Viburnum, Lantanaphyllum Viburnum)
Alleghany viburnum is a broadleaf evergreen shrub with bold foliage, abundant early summer flowers and decorative red fruits by autumn. It is fairly fast growing, is tolerant of wide soil types and pH, handles soil compaction and drought, and is a bird attractant.
'Alleghany' can grow in full sun to partial shade, and although is adaptable to many conditions, prefers a moist soil. This cultivar is much prettier than the species, and so it can be used as a focal point in a mixed border or foundation...