Ornamental Shrub with Showy Spring FlowersThe 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.
Snow in JulySummer Snowflake Viburnum, Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’, is a compact, dense, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which typically matures 6′ to 8′ tall with a 8′ to 10′ spread.In the spring, ‘Summer Snowflake’ will bloom with clusters of white flowers that follow along the horizontal stems, creating a double row of blooms on each side. This bloom pattern gives ‘Summer Snowflake’ its common name – doublefile viburnum. It may bloom from May through SeptThe non-fragrant, lovely white flowers are almost continuously from May through September. The flowers give way to bright red berries that are relished by the birds. It has dark green oval leaves that can reach up to five inches long. The foliage turns a rusty red to bronze in the early fall.Summer Snowflake is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates wide range of soils and has good drought tolerance.Prune as needed immediately after flowering. For best cross-pollination and resulting fruit display, plant shrubs in groups rather than as single specimens. These can be used as hedges, windbreaks, specimen plants, patio plants, and the back of the garden.* Double White Flowers All Season* Red Berries for Wildlife* Foliage Turns Rusty in Autumn* Attracts Birds* Deer Resistant.
Red Berries All WinterThe Sargent Cranberrybush Viburnum, Viburnum sargentii, is very similar to American Cranberrybush, but will not grow as large.This shrub has beautiful white blooms with a low-to-the-ground branching habit. It will form a large upright, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub.It has a fantastic red fruit display with bright, translucent red drupes lasting well into January. In the fall,the foliage will turn an excellent red-purple color.’Sargent Cranberrybush’ Viburnum is very much like the ‘Snowball’ Viburnum, except that the leaves are thicker in texture, and it bears fruit.When used as a specimen or patio tree, leave plenty of room for root expansion. It will mature to 10′ tall with an equal spread. It can be pruned to any size. It grows best in full sun or partial shade, in moist, well-drained soil. Sargent is very vigorous and resistant to aphids. It will fruit best in sun but will also grow and flower in partial shade.You can use this as a specimen plant, a patio plant, a hedge, or garden backdrop.There is always space for a viburnum in any landscape, and this one will look terrific in yours as well!*White Blooms in Spring*Red Fruit Persists All Winter*Attracts Birds and WIldlife.
You’ve Never Seen Shinier Leaves!All That Glows Viburnum (Viburnum bracteatum ‘SMVDBL’ PPAF) is the sister to All That Glitters Viburnum. (Clever, huh?) You’ll need them both if you want this hardworking garden staple to perform to its full ability. When both are planted in your garden they act as pollinators for each other (thank you bees!) and what you get are two shrubs that produce masses of beautiful white flowers in the spring/early summer and loads of glossy blue berries in late summer. The birds can’t stay away!All That Glows has very glossy leaves that actually shine in the sun. It makes quite a handsome presence in the landscape.The large white flower clusters blanket the plant in early summer. This is followed by tons of shiny blue fruit that wild birds can’t get enough of.This is an easy-care plant that is smaller than most viburnums. It is well-suited for hedges, foundation plantings and screens. Use it as a backdrop for all your garden perennials. This is really a “plant-it-and-forget-it” easy-care shrub. It glows in full sun, but handles semi-shade without a problem.Replace some of your ageing shrubs and light up your landscape with a few plants of All That Glows Viburnum from Nature Hills. * Glossy leaves* Showy flowers* Bird-attracting berries.
Bunches of red berries look like flowers from afar!Sometimes showy plants are divas. They require a lot of care and coddling. Red Balloon Viburnum (Viburnum x ”Redell” USPP 24,227) is the exact opposite of that. This show-off is super easy to grow, even for the novice gardener.This big plant will take up a lot of room at the back of your border or along your fence. It will quickly grow to 8’ tall and 8’ wide. But the show it will put on is twice that big!The deep green leaves unfurl in early spring, followed by pretty white flower clusters in April and May. But Red Balloon really revs up come late summer when the flowers are replaced by very showy clusters of bright red berries. The clusters are fist sized and look from a distance as if the shrub is covered in sparkling ruby-colored flowers. (Here’s a hint: if you plant it with ‘Mohican’ or ‘Alleghany’ viburnum, the pollination will make the berries even more spectacular!)Super easy to grow in part sun to full sun, Red Balloon will take your garden to a higher place!* Pretty white flowers and very showy red fruit clusters* Easy, low-maintenance * Big shrub to fill in a big space* Attracts wildlife .
Wentworth American Cranberrybush, viburnum trilobum ‘Wentworth’, is a heavy fruiting, upright form of American Viburnum with white flowers in the spring, and then producing large red fruits that are excellent tasting and good for making preserves. Its dark green foliage turns a beautiful red in autumn. This cranberrybush is rounded in form, fairly dense and grows 10-12 feet tall and as wide. It is an excellent choice for screening, informal hedging, small masses, and borders. It requires part shade to full sun and prefers sandy loam to some clay, but does best on well-drained sites with better than average moisture..
Shasta Doublefile Viburnum, viburnum plicatum ‘Shasta’, is a shrub with horizontal growth, twice as wide as high. Large, exquisite, white flowers in May are followed by scarlet-red fruit in late July and August. The green foliage turns plum color in fall. It has a broad to rounded shape at maturity and grows 6 feet tall and 10-12 feet wide. It grows well in many exposures and soils, but does best in full sun with moderate moisture and well-drained soils. It does require some light shade in more southern areas. Shasta Doublefile can be planted as a specimen plant, massed group, or a shrub border. It creates a good horizontal element in the landscape, particularly effective planted so as to be viewed from above. Viburnum are one of the most outstanding group of shrubs for use in the landscape planting because they are hardy and resistant to serious pests. Shasta was chosen as a 1991 Gold Medal Plant by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for being a plant of exceptional merit..
Dense Green Shrub Fits AnywhereBailey Compact American Cranberrybush, viburnum trilobum ‘Bailey Compact’, is a 6′ rounded and compact plant that has dark green foliage that turns a deep fiery red in the fall. It is known for its’ dense foliage.It produces white flowers in spring which mature to red fruit. Birds do not like the fruit so it may persist all winter.It does well in full sun or partial shade. It preferrs moist, well-drained soil, but this viburnum tolerates a range of conditions. This deciduous shrub makes a handsome accent, screen or border. It can be pruned to any size.Bailey Compact American Cranberrybush is a great cover up for undersides of decks or the base of a post or column since it is a desirable plant for limited size areas.Having the perfect stature for narrow side yards and courtyards, it is ideally sized for foundation planting. What a beauty for woodland home sites, bird and wildlife gardens!*Rounded Dense 6′ Shrub*White Flowers in Spring*Red Berries for Wildlife.
Blackhaw Viburnum, viburnum prunifolium, is an attractive, slow-growing, rounded shrub or small tree with glossy dark green foliage that turns to a shiny red in fall. It displays clusters of white flowers in May, followed by small, pink, changing to black, edible berries. It requires full sun to full shade and prefers moist, well-drained soils of average fertility in full sun. It is adaptable to poor soils, compacted soils, soils of various pH, permanently moist soils, dry soils, moderate heat, drought, and pollution. Blackhaw is multitrunked, has a densely twiggy upright growth habit in youth, but quickly becomes rounded and sprawling with age, growing 12-15 feet in height and 8-12 feet wide. It can be used as an informal hedge, a deciduous screen, border, large foundation, woodland edge, embankment, or a naturalizing shrub for group or mass plantings. Viburnum are one of the most outstanding group of shrubs for use in the landscape planting because they are hardy and resistant to serious pests..
Watanabei Doublefile Viburnum, viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Watanabei’, displays elegant white flowers that bloom continuously through the season just above the horizontal tiered branches. The snow-white blooms are breathtaking in spring and, in the South, appear sporadically throughout the growing season. The dark green foliage turns a beautiful red-purple in the fall. Its compact slow growing habit makes it a great accent plant. Watanabei Doublefile can be planted as a specimen plant, massed group, or a shrub border. It grows well in many exposures and soils, but does best in full sun with moderate moisture and well-drained soils. It does require some light shade in more southern areas. It grows 4-6 feet high and as wide. Viburnum are one of the most outstanding group of shrubs for use in the landscape planting because they are hardy and resistant to serious pests..
Pink Beauty Doublefile Viburnum, viburnum plicatum ‘Pink Beauty’, is a shrub for all seasons. This beauty has spring flowers that open white but quickly turn a beautiful shade of pink. Red fruit comes later in the season and proceeds the spectacular red-purple fall foliage. The most striking aspect of this shrub is it’s double rows of lacey cymes. It is a horizontally branched shrub that requires full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil is best, but can tolerate some clay. Pink Beauty grows 5-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. With its broad branches growing very horizontal, it gives the shrub a tiered appearance. Viburnum are one of the most outstanding group of shrubs for use in the landscape planting because they are hardy and resistant to serious pests..
Non Flowering Cranberry BushDwarf European Cranberrybush, Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum,’ is a small, mounded, dense shrub that has compact branching and small green foliage that develops a burgundy fall color. It scarcely ever develops the white flowers, let alone cranberries. Despite not fruiting and flowering, it can be an interesting deciduous 4′-5′ shrub, small and mounded, much more densely leafed than the majority of viburnum. It is a low maintenance shrub, and is excellent as a foundation plant or low hedge. It grows 4′-5′ feet tall and spreads to 5′-6′. It loves full sun.Dwarf European Cranberrybush is adaptable to permanently moist to wet soils, dry soils, poor soils, soils of various pH, heat, drought, and pollution. The trunk is stout, upright, and straight when young, becoming slightly ridged, furrowing, and arching with maturity.* Compact 4′-5′ Rounded Growth* Seldom Flowers or Sets Fruit* Loves Full Sun and Adaptable to Dry to Wet Soil.
Root, root, root for the home team! In the US, you know spring is in full swing when that first pitch is thrown out on opening day and the baseball season officially begins. You also know that spring is in full swing when Opening Day Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum ‘PIIVIB-II’ PPAF) throws out its first baseball-sized flower and the garden officially bursts into bloom!Every April, Opening Day is covered with huge flower heads that look like sisters to hydrangea blooms. These are the same look and feel as the big, round flowers that you love on hydrangeas but viburnum loves the sun and handles drought far better. Hydrangeas will begin to wilt if there is a lack of water, but an established viburnum will keep going strong through the heat. The flowers start off tinged slightly green, but soon turn snow-white and bring a true feel of ‘coolness’ to your garden.Most viburnums are huge, often reaching 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide or even bigger with age. Opening Day only grow to 5’ by 5’, so it will fit into just about any garden.The dark green leaves have a beautiful texture and are pretty even when the flowers are gone. In the fall they turn the color of a rich glass of cabernet and dress your garden up for autumn.This is a new take on a classic garden plant from China. It looks great in woodland or cottage gardens or along the backyard fence. This is destined to be a garden staple so don’t miss the first pitch and add Opening Day Doublefile Viburnum to your garden today! * Easy care * Great for hedges, screens and borders* Cut flowers* Bird habitat* Showy flowers* Fast grower.
Brilliant interest season after seasonIf you’ve been a gardener for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the old saying “There is a plant for every place and a place for every plant.” We firmly believe that is true here at Nature Hills. But there was that one time we almost couldn’t find the right plant.A customer had an extensive and very specific wish list:- Spring flowers…that are scented.- No pruning required.- Must attract songbirds.- Switching to a xeric garden, so must be a native.- Pretty foliage when flowers not in bloom- Short enough for front of border- Good in poor soilOh, yeah, the garden is next to a woodland, so must be unappetizing to the deer herd that lives there and comes out to graze every evening.So, our first thought was, “Uh……”Then someone remembered this little beauty – Viburnum Witherod “Lil Ditty” (Viburnum cassinoides ‘SMNVCDD’).Angels sang! Rainbows lit the sky! The sun smiled!And we know that you will experience the same thing when you grow “Lil’ Ditty” in your own garden. It fits every description above. It paints the floor of your garden beds and borders in bold texture, fragrance and color. The bright green, arrow-shaped foliage is covered in large puffy balls of creamy-white, powerfully scented flowers. The blooms are followed by masses of small berries that start out green and through the seasons turn from pink to red to nearly black by the fall. (The fruit and flowers are more abundant if you have more than one viburnum nearby for pollination.)“Lil’ Ditty” grows in compact mounds only 24” tall, so pruning isn’t necessary. It fits into any landscape and is a reliable food source for local birds and small mammals. The old adage is true about there being a place for every plant…and the place for “Lil’ Ditty” is in your garden. Order several from us today!* Scented spring flowers* Berries for birds and wildlife* Low growing – no pruning required* Low maintenance.
Garden Staple Since 1920Viburnums are one of those plants that you often see growing in the older, more dignified sections of town in front of huge old houses and you wonder to yourself, “What is that pretty shrub?”. That pretty shrub is Judd Viburnum (Viburnum X juddii). Introduced in 1920, this classic garden shrub has stood the test of time. It will certainly be a standout in your own garden! Growing to 6’-8’ tall and wide, it forms a pleasing round shape that doesn’t require a lot of pruning. Even if it’s only attribute was the dark green leafy silhouette it creates in your garden, it would be worth having. It makes a great hedge or foundation plant and is the backbone of many a perennial bed. But, believe it or not, it has more to offer! In spring it is covered in very fragrant white “snow-balls” of little star-shaped flowers that give way to black, bird-pleasing berries in the fall. Almost a hundred years of gardeners have enjoyed Judd Viburnum in their gardens and we know that you will too! * Dense, green foliage all season * Showy, fragrant white ‘snowballs’ in spring * Birds love the fall berries .