May 24, 2022

The Blooming Viburnum

All the gardens at my Bedford, New York farm are looking so vibrant and full this year. Among the eye-catchers right now are all the viburnums exploding with blooms around my Winter House.

Viburnums have long been one of the most popular flowering landscape shrubs. This large group of plants consists of more than 150 species and numerous named cultivars. Viburnums include deciduous and evergreen specimens as well as small trees, mostly native to North America or to Asia. The flowers come in three major types - flat clusters of florets, flat umbels outlined with larger blossoms, and dome-shaped, snowballs. I grow several varieties here at Cantitoe - and all are my favorites.

Enjoy these photos.