Viburnum is our favorite shrub for planting in the yard and that is why it is featured as the main photo throughout this website. The photo taken for this blog entry, was taken this morning and shows that the flowers have now gone and what is replacing them are berries that will ripen over the coming months to provide birds with a wonderful food source in red berries.
A little about the Viburnum plant:
If you live in the New Jersey area and would like to buy Viburnums take a nice drive to the Great Swamp Greenhouses. Located in the middle of the Great Swamp in Gillette, New Jersey, they have a wonderful selection of annuals and perennials that will make your yard a true haven for the birds and a feast for the eyes. In fact, the viburnum featured in the photos on this site were purchased at the Great Swamp Greenhouses 4 years ago. I've included a link to the Great Swamp Greenhouses that you may reach by clicking HERE.
- Most viburnums flower in spring with flowers that can be white, pale pink or even dark pink.
- They can reach 8 feet in height and grow 4-6 feet wide.
- Many bear fruits in late summer or early fall. The berries are oval and may be red, black or blue.
- Viburnums can grow in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
- Viburnums can grown through seed, and you will find evidence of this when seedlings grow near existing bushes. But you can also take softwood cuttings off a branch and use this to grow another plant.
- Viburnums will grow best in USDA Zones 4 to 8.