Attractive And Fragrant Viburnum Shrubs
With interesting foliage, attractive and fragrant flowers, showy berries and numerous varieties to choose from, viburnum shrubs makes an exceptional addition to nearly any landscape. Their many shapes and sizes make viburnum shrubs ideal for practically any landscape, either as specimen plants or to add a little privacy. There are over 150 species of viburnum shrubs, plus a variety of cultivars available. With a variety of different types of leaves, flowers, and sizes, one can use these plants for a variety of purposes. Many varieties are deciduous, while others are evergreen. They generally prefer sun, but will tolerate some shade. Most require regular watering. Its flowers can range from white to pink, and are produced in corymbs. These are flower structures composed of individual flowers similar to the panicles produced by lilac flowers. Some species have highly fragrant flowers. In the fall, many species produce berries that range in color from red to black. These fruit are usually eaten by birds.
There are a large number of viburnum shrubs to choose from, but one particularly popular species, in semi-tropical areas, is the sweet viburnum shrub, or Viburnum odoratissimum. It produces fragrant white flowers in large corymbs. This type of viburnum may reach 20 ft (6.1 m) tall if not pruned. This species will tolerate some shade, but does not do well under conditions of poor light.