Brandywine™ Viburnum

Brandywine™ Viburnum
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Phenomenal Autumn Display Some of the most beautiful berries you will ever see on a shrub exist on Bandywine Viburnum.  The fruit begins as a vibrant green, transitioning to white, and then finishes in shades of both pink and blue.  The berries are spectacular in autumn, when both colors mix together in the same clusters.  It’s a truly remarkable show!  As if that weren’t enough, the extremely glossy 4-inch, oblong leaves abandon their summer raiment of dark green and adopt dramatic dark tones of red for fall.  The fall display is amazing, and one of the best parts is that the berries persist on the branches into winter, where your feathered friends will demonstrate their love of them throughout the cold months.  Although your Brandywine’s most valuable features seem to come in fall and winter, it also provides 2 to 4-inch clusters of creamy white flowers in early summer and maintains the appearance of a vibrant, hardy shrub from spring through fall.  Your Brandywine Viburnum is a deciduous shrub that will grow up to 6 feet in height with an equal spread.  It has a rounded habit and upright nature.  Plant several for a lovely hedge, just one for some definition in a side yard or perhaps use en masse for a one-of-a-kind, autumn display. It’s easy to say that Brandywine Viburnum presents one of the most spectacular fall displays you will ever find.  The pink and blue berries alone set it apart as a uniquely beautiful shrub. However, take into account Brandywine Viburnum’s flowers, form, colorful foliage and hardy nature and it’s easy to see that this phenomenal shrub is a must-have for almost any gardener! * Unique berries* Fragrant spring flowers* Fall color* Winter interest.

Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum

Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum
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Easy to Grow – Months of Color Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum, Viburnum dentatum ‘Synnestvedt’, is selected for its upright rounded, dense habit and glossy, deep green foliage that turns red-purple in fall. The creamy white flowers bloom in June and mature into clusters of globe-shaped fruit.  The fruit are deep porcelain blue to blue-purple, maturing in August and providing food for the birds. Chicago Lustre is a medium-sized to large-sized ornamental shrub maturing at about 8-10 feet in height and width, although larger under optimum conditions. It has an upright oval growth habit in youth, becoming arching, spreading, and suckering with age.  It has a medium growth rate and prefers full sun to partial shade with moist, well-drained soils. The foliage turns yellow and progresses through red into purple in autumn.  This viburnum is highly adaptable to dry soils, poor soils, and soils of various pH, heat, drought, and pollution. It is also known for its resistance to getting bores. It makes an excellent formal or informal hedge, border, entrance way, foundation, utilitarian, group planting, naturalizing, or specimen shrub.   Viburnum tends to be multi-season plants with ornamental value throughout a large part of the season. * Heads of White Flowers* Porcelian Blue Fruit in August* Attracts Butterflies and Wildllife.

Autumn Jazz Arrowwood Viburnum

Autumn Jazz Arrowwood Viburnum
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Butterflies on a Vase Autumn Jazz Arrowwood Viburnum, Viburnum dentatum ‘Ralph Senior’, is a vase-shaped shrub with creamy white flowers blooming in late May to mid-June. Butterflies love the flowers. This viburnum then produces clusters of blue-black berries, and the fruit is highly favored by birds.  The summer foliage is crisp and dark green. The fall colors range from yellow, orange, and red to burgundy, and can vary in intensity. Its mature form is rounded, but sometimes takes on an upright appearance due to long, upright stems and suckers.  It prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil is best, but can tolerate wet sites and some dryness as well. It prefers a slightly acidic soil. Autumn Jazz® Arrowwood Viburnum grows 10-12 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide, but can be pruned to any size.  This viburnum is useful for its extreme durability in borders, screens, parking lots, and mass plantings. Viburnums tend to be multiseason plants with ornamental value throughout a large part of the season. *White Flowers in Late Spring*Blue Black Berries for Birds*Foliage is a Variety of Colors in Autumn.

Arrowwood Viburnum

Arrowwood Viburnum
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Ornamental Shrub with Showy Spring Flowers  The Arrowwood Viburnum, Viburnum dentatum, is a fast-growing, deciduous shrub with showy spring flowers. Plant a few as a hedge along the house or some in a naturalized area for spring interest.It will mature to a 6′-12 upright shrub with a 6′-8′ spread. It grows well in full sun to full shade. It is adaptable to most soil types, but prefers moist to wet soils. Arrowwood is also resistant to bores. You’ll love how the four inch summer flowers appear like small bouquets of tiny white blossoms. The raised stamens give them a delightfully fuzzy appearance that will tempt you to reach out and touch. The small bouquets eventually give way to black blueberry-like drupes that will be a feast for your wildlife. If not eaten, the fruit may persist through winter. The four inch ovate, dark green leaves lend a lush appearance to your shrub all summer long, and offer a flash of reds and yellows to the landscape with the arrival of autumn. If you’re interested in creating an encouraging habitat for wildlife, the Arrowwood Viburnum will be a useful addition to your yard. Its foliage is an important food source for the Azure butterfly and several species of moth. Many types of birds not only eat the Viburnum’s fruit, but also use the shrub for shelter and even nesting. Native Americans once used the branches of this Viburnum to make arrows, thus the name. It’s a hardy plant that shouldn’t give you any trouble, and a good choice for almost any landscape. * Summer flowers* Wildlife appeal* Fast growing.

Viburnum Lantana

Viburnum Lantana
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Birds Love Urban Tolerant Shrub The Viburnum Lantana, Viburnum ‘Lantana’, is a vigorous, handsome, urban-tolerant large shrub with gray green, leathery leaves and profuse, creamy-white blossoms. It produces red berries in August that turn a bluish-black in fall.  The fruit causes mild upsets when eaten unripe or in large quantities. Birds and wildlife love them. Sometimes known as a wayfaring tree, it has an excellent mahogany fall color, and the foliage is retained late into the season. It matures to 15′ with an equal spread, but can be pruned to any size. An easily grown plant, Lantana prefers well-drained soil, can grow in heavy clay soil, and takes full sun to part shade. This small tree grows best in alkaline soils. Thriving in woodland and woodland edges, ‘Lantana’ is multi-stemmed with stout branches. Its’ shape is rounded, branching, upright, and spreading. ‘Lantana’ is drought tolerant and is mainly grown as an ornamental plant for its flowers and berries. * Heads of White Flowers in Spring* Red Berries Turn Blue Black in Autumn* Mahogony Foliage in Autumn.