Curator: Kyle Albee
Southeast of the Flowering Shrub Collection is the Viburnum Collection, which was started in the mid-1960’s. The Viburnum Collection contains many cultivars representing numerous species. This collection was recently rejuvenated when the overstory canopy of white pines (1995) and ice storm damaged forest edge(1998) was removed. New cultivars are irregularly added to this collection.
Viburnums are long-lived plants that have fragrant flowers and fruit. Viburnums are a great choice for backyard wildlife habitat restoration. Some of the fruits can be used for jams and jellies.
Viburnums make fine hedgerows for landscape design. Many of the cultivars have different bark characteristics.