Viburnums are versatile, easy-to-grow shrubs that thrive in a wide range of situations. There are many to choose from, large or small, evergreen or deciduous, with winter, spring or summer flowers
These shrubs produce rounded or flat clusters of white or pink flowers, often highly fragrant, in winter, spring or summer. These may be followed by ornamental berries in a range of colours. Some keep their leaves all year (evergreen), others lose them over winter (deciduous).
Viburnums grow well in any reasonably fertile soil in sun or light shade. Many are also tolerant of chalky soils.
Viburnums dislike poor, dry soils and very wet conditions. They tend to flower poorly in deep shade.
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For reliable fruiting, plant two or more similar viburnums close together, to ensure cross-pollination.
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