Monday, April 16, 2012

Macro Monday - Doublefile Viburnum

Properly named Viburnum Tomentosum, this is a hardy shrub with showy white flowers that typically bloom in double rows.  The blooms give way to red berries later in the summer and are attractive to birds and butterflies.  They are not fragrant but otherwise make a perfect shrub.

This is about 4 years old in my garden and has grown to about 6 feet high.  It is supposed to grow to 10' tall by 10' wide but I have it planted between 2 Crepe Myrtles.  They can grow as tall as they like but will have negotiate with each other horizontally.  these along with a lilac form a screen on the north side of our deck and pergola.  This is a work in progress and is coming along very well.

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Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

We've got an early spring but not this early. They'll be here soon though. I'll dream a bit.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, aren't they pretty!