Category Archives: Viburnum

Variegated Viburnums

We have two variegated viburnums in the yard. One of the viburnums, Viburnum japonicum ‘Variegatum’, bloomed at the same time as the doublefile viburnums (early- to mid-May), but the other variegated viburnum, Viburnum tinus ‘Variegatum’, didn’t bloom–but I’m including pictures of it anyhow.

Viburnum japonicum ‘Variegatum’:

Viburnum japonicum 'Variegatum' Viburnum japonicum 'Variegatum'

Viburnum tinus ‘Variegatum’:

Viburnum tinus 'Variegatum' Viburnum tinus 'Variegatum'

Doublefile Viburnums

We have two doublefile viburnums in the backyard. The photographs of the plants blooming are from late April to late May. ‘Summer Snowflake’ will probably bloom again during the summer (which is what it did the last two years).

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’:

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Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’:

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Early Blooming Viburnums

I’m putting several viburnums in this post. ‘Pink Dawn’ bloomed during the winter–I think it may have even started blooming in November (but it may have been December). The two Spring Bouquet viburnums are evergreen and fill up an unattractive space beneath the stairs. The Korean Spice viburnum (front yard) and the Judd viburnum (backyard) both smell quite nice (they are related), but the Korean Spice viburnum bloomed more profusely (it has a better spot in the yard than the Judd viburnum). The Spring Bouquet viburnums bloomed in March and April, and the Korean Spice and Judd viburnums bloomed in April.

Right now the doublefile viburnums are blooming, and I’ll include pictures of them another time.

Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Pink Dawn’

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Pink Dawn'

Spring Bouquet viburnums: Viburnum tinus ‘Compactum’

Spring Bouquet viburnums: Viburnum tinus 'Compactum'

Korean Spice viburnum: Viburnum carlesii:

Korean Spice viburnum - Viburnum carlesii Korean Spice viburnum - Viburnum carlesii Korean Spice viburnum - Viburnum carlesii

Judd viburnum: Viburnum x juddii:

 Judd viburnum - Viburnum x juddii

Blooming Red Twig Dogwoods, Blooming Variegated Viburnum

I have not entirely caught up with my posts… The need for new posts is so apt to arise!

Here are some pictures of blooming shrubs that are no longer blooming.

The native red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea) was included in the native post

native red twig dogwood: Cornus sericea

native red twig dogwood: Cornus sericea

The variegated red twig dogwood (Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’) was in the non- shrub row post

variegated red twig: Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

variegated red twig: Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’

Finally, this variegated viburnum (Viburnum japonicum ‘Variegatum’) was in the shrub row post

Viburnum japonicum 'Variegatum'

Viburnum japonicum ‘Variegatum’

Viburnum japonicum 'Variegatum'

Viburnum japonicum ‘Variegatum’

 

Doublefile Viburnums

There are two doublefile viburnums in the yard. I think the perfect point in their blooming was while I was out of the country, but I am including the pictures from before I left.

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ is a very classic version, and creates the typical doublefile look. This plant was bought bare-root.

2013 Miscell 1476 doublefile viburnum - Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii' 2013 Miscell 1477 doublefile viburnum - Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii' 2013 Miscell 1478 doublefile viburnum - Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii' 2013 Miscell 1479 doublefile viburnum - Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii'

The other doublefile viburnum, Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake,’ is more of an upright plant (according to the book I checked out from the library). Last year it bloomed for several months, which I don’t think is the norm for doublefiles.

2013 Miscell 1518 doublefile viburnum - Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake' 2013 Miscell 1519 doublefile viburnum - Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake' 2013 Miscell 1520 doublefile viburnum - Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake' 2013 Miscell 1521 doublefile viburnum - Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'

Doublefile viburnums can get pretty huge (which will be nice because obviously the neighbor’s fence is ugly).

Korean Spice and Judd Viburnums

The Korean Spice (Viburnum carlesii) and Judd (Viburnum x juddii) viburnums are closely related, and both have a sweet sweet smell. Here are some pictures, but too bad I can’t upload the smell!

Korean spice viburnum - Viburnum carlesii

Korean spice viburnum – Viburnum carlesii

Korean spice viburnum - Viburnum carlesii

Korean spice viburnum – Viburnum carlesii

udd viburnum - Viburnum x juddii

Judd viburnum – Viburnum x juddii

Judd viburnum - Viburnum x juddii

Judd viburnum – Viburnum x juddii

Korean spice viburnum - Viburnum carlesii

Korean spice viburnum – Viburnum carlesii

Korean spice viburnum - Viburnum carlesii

Korean spice viburnum – Viburnum carlesii

Judd viburnum: Viburnum x juddii

Judd viburnum: Viburnum x juddii

Judd viburnum: Viburnum x juddii

Judd viburnum: Viburnum x juddii

 

‘Pink Dawn’ Viburnum

These pictures of the ‘Pink Dawn’ viburnum (Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Pink Dawn’) were taken in early January, but actually the shrub has been blooming for months. I think it is a bit confused, because these plants are really not supposed to start in November. I asked about it at the nursery and the employee was puzzled. Little harm – something to liven up the winter yard.
Pink Dawn 1 Pink Dawn 2