Types Of Viburnum Plants: Choosing Varieties Of Viburnum For The Garden

“Choosing varieties of viburnum plants for the garden is not only fun but it’s also very useful.” – You might say. “It helps to choose the right plant type for your garden or landscape design.” Yes, it does!

But what are some types of viburnums? What do they look like? How big are they?

And so many other questions…

Vibrum plants come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small shrubs while others grow up to 10 feet tall. They range from dwarf trees to giant vines.

There are several kinds of viburnums, which include:

Leatherleaf (Leaf) Viburnum (Carpolina)

The leaf viburnum is one of the most common types found in gardens and landscapes around the world. It grows naturally in tropical regions of the world. Leaves are short and rounded with a pointed tip.

The leaves have no sharp points at all, but rather resemble tiny scissors.

Leaves are used for food and medicine, as well as decoration purposes. Leatherleaf viburnum is often grown indoors because it thrives under low light conditions and doesn’t need much water or fertilizer to thrive. Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked into salads, soups, stews, sauces and more!

Sources & references used in this article:

Viburnums by D Wyman – Bulletin of Popular Information (Arnold Arboretum …, 1937 – JSTOR

Barcoding success as a function of phylogenetic relatedness in Viburnum, a clade of woody angiosperms by WL Clement, MJ Donoghue – BMC evolutionary biology, 2012 – Springer

Recruitment of fleshy-fruited species under different shrub species: control by under-canopy environment by M Dirr – 2007 – Timber Press (OR)

Do plant defenses predict damage by an invasive herbivore? A comparative study of the viburnum leaf beetle by J Kollmann, PJ Grubb – Ecological Research, 1999 – Springer

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