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.
A Native with Fall Color to SpareFall color in the shade is hard to come by. Often plants need full sun to bring out their strongest fall color. Not so with the Forest Rouge Blackhaw Viburnum, (Viburnum prunifolium ‘McKRouge’). This hardy native bush will happily show in a shady corner of your garden as well as in a sunny spot. The leaves start out a beautiful yellow-green in the spring and age to a dark shiny green. Clusters of creamy-white flowers appear, followed by bluish-black berries that persist through fall until winter. As if this weren’t enough to recommend it for your garden, this viburnum has young stems that come out a dark red and are a lovely contrast to the emerging yellow-green foliage. The fall color starts early on plants that are in full sun, later on plants in the shade, but they will hold the deep maroon color late into the season. This great selection was first introduced by Dan Moore at Mckay Nursery in Wisconsin, so you know it comes from good stock.Use Forest Rouge Blackhaw for foundation plantings or as a single specimen plant. It also works really well for wildlife or naturalizing areas.It will excel in shade or full sun and prefers sandy loam to some clay, but does best on well-drained sites with better than average moisture.Don’t wait for one of these native beauties! Order yours today.* Outstanding fall color in sun or shade * Berries for wildlife.
Snow-Ball in SpringThe Mohican Viburnum, Viburnum lantana ‘Mohican’, is an incredibly tough shrub which may be evergreen in warmer climates.The creamy white flat-topped flowers entirely envelop the plant in late April or May.This viburnum has one of the most effective displays of bright, orange-red fruit in early July, lasting a month before maturing to black in fall.It has dark, hairy leaves that create a dark background to showcase other plants. It displays a very compact globose form. It matures to 6′ high with an equal spread and it can be pruned to any size.The foliage turns a purple bronze in autumn.It thrives in full to part sun and regular watering.The Mohican makes a nice specimen plant, container plant, screen, hedge or garden backdrop.*White Flowers Mature to Black Berries*Dark Green Foliage Turns Purple Bronze in Autumn*Globose Form*Attracts Birds & Butterflies*Ornamental Berries Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
New Cool BlueThe Blue Muffin Viburnum, Viburnum dentatum ‘Christom’, a Proven Winners selection, is a new viburnum variety. If you are looking for a special screening plant for your yard for full to part sun, the Blue Muffin Viburnum will be your best choice!In early to mid summer, this compact beauty has an abundance of white flowers that make a crisp contrast with the glossy green. It will grow to 5′-7′ but can be pruned to any size.Preferring well-drained conditions, Blue Muffin Viburnum will adapt well to a variety of soils. The Blue Muffin Viburnum is more compact than other Arrowwood viburnum. It will fit right into your residential landscape as a low hedge or a foundation plant. The impressive display of rich and intense blue berries inspired the name Blue Muffin. These fruit appear in late summer and fall, adding interest to the landscape and attracting songbirds. The foliage turns bright red in autumn.Fruit set is greatly improved if there is another variety of Arrowwood Viburnum in the area for cross pollination.*White Flowers on Compact Plant*Birds Love Blue Berries in Late Summer*Red Foliage in Autumn.
Emerald Triumph Viburnum, viburnum ‘Emerald Triumph’, exhibits creamy white flat-topped flowers in spring that are followed by clusters of red berries that mature to black in fall.This compact, rounded shrub has disease resistant, glossy green foliage that changes to purple-bronze in fall. Emerald Triumph is a true winner among viburnum because it’s so easy to grow.It is a deciduous shrub that grows 5 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. The foliage is glossy green and an excellent choice for landscapes in shaded and partial sun areas.An extremely durable shrub, ‘Emerald Triumph’ also holds up well to drought and tolerates clay soils better than most viburnum. ‘Emerald Triumph’ is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It prefers moist loams, but tolerates wide range of soils.Prune as needed immediately after flowering. This viburnum tends to be a multi-season plant with ornamental value throughout a large part of the season.Since the foliage is dense, it can be used as a screen hedge, foundation plant, or for a border.* Hardy* Fall color* Berries for wildlife.
Raspberry Foliage and Blue-Berry FruitThe Viburnum ‘Raspberry Tart’, Viburnum dentatum ‘Rastzam’, is named for its exceptionally showy raspberry-red fall foliage. This compact dwarf selection grows to only 4 to 5 feet. It is durable and hardy under harsh conditions, with superior winter hardiness.Rugged and adaptable, ‘Raspberry Tart’ is a striking, compact dwarf variety that produces showy flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers in spring.This Viburnum is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers.The shiny, disease resistant foliage lasts all summer, and then it shows off its outstanding raspberry-red color in the fall. ‘Raspberry Tart’ also produces blue-black fruit which makes this a good choice for attracting birds to your yard!Highly tolerant of urban pollution, it will thrive in inner city environments, but this viburnum shouldn’t be allowed to dry out.* White Flower Heads in Spring* Blue-Black Berries Attract Birds* Raspberry Red Foliage in Autumn.
Spicy Flowers and Fragrance for Your YardKorean Spice Viburnum, Viburnum carlesii, is a deciduous shrub with ornamental flowers and fall berries. Use some for a foundation planting, or place one at the back of your perennial bed to provide a dramatic background for smaller plantings.Your Korean Spice Viburnum is a Proven Winners selection, and certainly a “winner” in every way. In spring, petite pink buds unfurl their delicate petals to reveal pink-tinted blossoms that slowly transition to white. The white blooms cluster together, forming 3-inch snowballs that are sure to turn your head every time you pass by. Their spicy scent will draw you closer, and be an irresistible call to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Korean Spice’s 4-inch, dark green leaves provide a lush, verdant appearance in your yard, and add a dash of spicy, burgundy color once fall arrives. Red berries (drupes), that form from the flowers become black for winter, a bit of extra interest in this exceptional, ornamental shrub. Korean Spice Viburnum will grow 4-6 feet tall with a similar spread. It has an upright, open-branching nature. Korean Spice has no significant disease or insect issues. It’s a good source of food and cover for wildlife, but deer tend to pass it by. Korean Spice adapts well to a wide variety of environmental climates.Spicy flowers and fragrance on a beautiful, hardy shrub—Korean Spice Viburnum seems to have it all!* Spring, fragrant flowers * Fall color * Wildlife interest * Insect & disease resistant.
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.
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.
Compact and Constant Color The Hahs Viburnum, Viburnum trilobum ‘Hahs’, is the best compact viburnum available! This attractive garden shrub is covered in clusters of pure white pinwheel flowers in May.The fruit starts out green, then changes to yellow, then orange, and finally red. The fruit persists into the fall and makes tasty jams and jellies.The foliage emerges a striking coppery color, and then ages to a lustrous, medium to dark, deep green in summer. It turns a deep purple in autumn.This great compact, slow-growing selection can be used as a specimen or screening plant. It matures to a 6′ high plant with an equal spread. ‘Hahs’ is hardy and adaptable, and makes a great natural barrier.Being a low maintenance shrub, ‘Hahs’ prefers soil that contains sandy loam mixed with some clay.*White Flowers in Spring*Edible Red Fruit*Purple Foliage in Autumn.
Glossy Leaves Shine in the SunViburnum is a foundation landscape staple. You see it all the time and don’t think twice about it because it is used so often. Finally there is a viburnum that will shake up that view and turn a few heads. All That Glitters Viburnum (All That Glitters™ Viburnum bracteatum ‘SMVDLS’ PPAF) is an elegant and low-maintenance shrub that will rejuvenate your landscape.All That Glitters has super glossy leaves that actually shimmer and shine when the sun hits them. It makes quite a striking presence in the landscape.Tons of showy white flower clusters cover the plant in early summer. If you plant it with its pollinator – All That Glows Viburnum – the flowers will be followed by an abundance of shiny blue fruit that wild birds adore.This is a versatile plant that is more diminutive than most viburnums, but that makes it perfectly suited for hedges, foundation plantings and screens. It makes a great backdrop for almost anything else in your garden and is really a “plant-it-and-forget-it” easy-care shrub. It looks best in full sun, but handles semi-shade like a champ.Pull out some of your old, spent shrubs and spice up your landscape with a few of these from Nature Hills. You’ll be glad you did!* Glossy leaves* Showy flowers* Bird-attracting berries.
Phenomenal Autumn DisplaySome 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.
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..
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 .
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..