Creamy white flowers in broad, flat clusters (slightly unpleasant fragrance) in late spring; small, dark blue fruits in flat clusters in late summer (slightly showy); summer foliage is crisp and dark green; autum color is red, but varies in intensity.
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil is best, but can tolerate wet sites and some dryness as well; prefers a slightly acid soil.
'Christom' (Blue Muffin™)- 5 to 7 feet tall, bright blue fruit, mild purple autumn color
'Morton' (Northern Burgundy®)- 10 to 12 feet tall, burgundy autumn color
'Ralph Senior' (Autumn Jazz™)- 10-12 feet tall, good orange-red autumn color
'Synnestvedt' (Chicago Lustre®)- Glossy, deep green summer leaves; autumn color is yellow
Rounded, but sometimes takes on an upright appearance due to long, upright stems and suckers.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
One of the most trouble-free viburnums.
Viburnums tend to be multi-season plants with ornamental value throughout a large part of the season.
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