The best Viburnum source on earth

whaas_5a(5A SE WI)February 14, 2014

Tree, shrub or both...either way its one of those genus that many others look up to.

The arrary of textures, habits, blooms, berries and fall color is staggering.

This source has been around for quite some time but I hadn't come across them until recent.

The selection, customer service and prices are exceptional. Only a few sources I can recommend with confidence.

1 gallon plants average about $15 for hard to find cultivars...making viburnum gardening affordable.

Here is a sampling of current availability from Classic Viburnums.

V. ashei (aka dentatum scabrellum)
V. betulifolium - Beech Viburnum
V. x bodnantense 'Dawn'
Viburnum burejaeticum'MiniMan'
V. x burkwoodii American Spice ™
V. x burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'
V. x burkwoodii 'Chenaultii'
V. x burkwoodii 'Compact Beauty'
V. x burkwoodii 'Conoy'
V. x burkwoodii 'Fulbrook'
V. x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'
V. x burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid'
V. x carlcephalum - Fragrant Viburnum
V. carlesii - Korean Spice Viburnum
V. carlesii 'Aurora'
V. carlesii 'Compactum'
V. carlesii Prairie Rose™
V. carlesii 'Summerhill'
V. carlesii The Blues™
V. cassinoides
V. x 'Cayuga'
V. x 'Chesapeake'
V. cinnamomifolium
V. davidii - David Viburnum
V. dentatum 'Blubzam' Blue Blaze™
V. dentatum Chicago Lustre®
V. dentatum var. deamii
V. dentatum dwarf form
V. dentatum 'Firzam' Fireworks™
V. dentatum 'Golden Arrow'
V. dentatum Indian Summer™
V. dentatum Little Joe™
V. dentatum 'Moonglo'
V. dentatum Northern Burgundy®
V. dentatum 'Papzam' Papoose™
V. dentatum Red Feather®
V. dentatum 'Rastzam Raspberry Tart™
V. dentatum semitomentosum
V. dentatum var. pubescens - Downy Arrowwood
V. dilatatum - Linden Viburnum
V. dilatatum 'Asian Beauty'
V. dilatatum 'Mt Airy'
V. x 'Emerald Triumph'
V. x Eskimo
V. farreri 'Candidissima'
V. farreri 'Nanum'
V. globosum 'Jermyn's Globe'
V. harryanum
V. ichangense - Ichang Viburnum
V. x jackii
V. x juddi - Judd Viburnum
V. lantana 'Candy'
V. lantana 'Gold Edge'
V. lantana 'Mohican'
V. lantana 'Variegata'
V. luzonicum
V. macrocephalum - Chinese Snowball Vib.
V. x 'Nantucket'
V. nudum var. angustifolium'
V. nudum 'Callaway Large Leaf
V. nudum 'Count Pulaski'
V. nudum 'Earthshade'
V. nudum 'Longwood'
V. nudum 'Moonshine'
V. nudum 'Pink Beauty'
V. nudum 'Winterthur'
V. obovatum 'Lord Byron'
V. obovatum 'Walters'
V. x Oneida
V. opulus 'Aureum'
V. opulus 'Bullatum'
V. opulus 'Losely's Compact'
V. opulus 'Roseum' (sterilis)
V. opulus 'Xanthocarpum'
V. orientale
V. plicatum 'Newzam' Newport™
V. plicatum 'Popcorn'
V. plicatum 'Sawtooth'
V. plicatum 'Trizam' Triumph™
V. plicatum tomentosum
V. plicatum tomentosum Copper Ridges™.
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Darts Red Robin'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Igloo'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Lanarth'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Magic Puff'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Shoshoni'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Watanabe'
V. plicatum tomentosum 'Weeping Magic'
V. x Prairie Classic™
V. x pragense - Prague Viburnum
V. x pragense 'Decker'
V. prunifolium - Blackhaw Viburnum
V. prunifolium 'McKRouge' Forest Rouge™
V. prunifolium 'Ovazam' Ovation™
V. rafinesquianum - Louise's Sunbeam
V. recognitium
V. x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'
V. x rhytidophylloides 'Holland'
V. rhytidophyllum - Leatherleaf Viburnum
V. rhytidophyllum 'Cree'
V. rhytidophyllum 'Green Trumph'
V. rufidulum 'Prairie Knight'
V. rufidulum - Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum
V. x 'Sarcoxie'
V. sargentii 'Onondaga'
V. schenshianum
V. x 'Select D' Summer Reflection™
V. setigerum - Tea Viburnum
V. sieboldii 'Wavecrest'
V. trilobum 'Compactum'
V. trilobum Redwing™

Here is a link that might be useful: Classic Viburnums

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jimbobfeeny(5a IN)

and they STILL don't have V. Lantanoides!!!

The hardest to find plant around...

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 10:07PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

Wow.

I actually have three different cultivars and have wondered why this species did not have more of a following.

Guess I hang in the wrong circles.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 10:09PM
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viburnumvalley(z5/6 KY)

At long last...welcome.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 11:02PM
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arbordave (SE MI)

I purchased some Prairie Classics from them a couple years ago - nice plant, and very tough. Excellent customer service as whaas mentioned.

Choose your species/varieties carefully if you live in (or near) Viburnum Leaf Beetle territory. V. dentatum, opulus, and trilobum occasionally suffer heavy damage here in southeast Michigan. See link.

Here is a link that might be useful: VLB susceptibility

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 5:35PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

That is the beauty with being able to diversify with the various species. VLB isn't an issue from what I've heard/seen around here. Can't say I've even seen a live Viburnum beetle.

Personally I'd have more concern with borers in my area. So one that is susceptible to VLB is more resistant to borers...ie V. dentatum.

At the end of the day most plants if not all have their enemies.

Prairie Classic looks like a nice plant. Have you observed consistent fall color?

Here is a link that might be useful: Borers

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 6:35PM
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viburnumvalley(z5/6 KY)

whaas:

Nice "sampling"...

I have known and been doing business with Gary & Susan for more than 10 years now - including a 2004 visit to their central Nebraska digs after a conference in Salt Lake City - and I will unabashedly say they are salt of the earth folks.

You won't be sorry that you've purchased as many of these plants as you can possibly install in your environs. You will be left wanting more. Get used to it.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 6:51PM
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arbordave (SE MI)

Whaas,
My Prairie Classics have only been in the ground for 2 seasons now, so they are still small. Fall color has been a uniform red so far. The fall color effect should improve as they grow larger, with lighter shades (yellow/orange) in the interior and darker red shades where more exposed to sun.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 7:55PM
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esh_ga

Cool, a good selection of natives included.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 8:27PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

Thanks for the website Whaas. I've often wondered why local nurseries (at least around here) don't offer more options. I'll definitely be ordering from them to add to my collection. Viburnums are definitely one of my favorites and I wish more gardeners would realize how wonderful these shrubs really are, especially since you can limb a lot of them up into nice, understory trees that are interesting through the entire gardening season. Flowers, berries, structure, fall color......doesn't get much better than that.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 8:44PM
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viburnumvalley(z5/6 KY)

Natives, indeed.

Here is a nice Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)...

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 8:55PM
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esh_ga

That is gorgeous, VV!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 9:07AM
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j0nd03

If ever there was a thread right down VV's alley, it is this one! Both pics are excellent!!!

And thank you, whaas, for another bookmark added to the online retail tree/shrub folder.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 12:20PM
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viburnumvalley(z5/6 KY)

Flattery gets you everywhere - especially more imagery...

A happy Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum, basking in sunshine.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 9:38PM
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esh_ga

Rusty blackhaw is one of my favorites (in a group that is hard to pick a favorite!). The foliage is outstanding, both in the summer and then again in the fall.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 11:53AM
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deltaohio

This is what my Viburnum pragense looks like today.

Frank

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 3:25PM
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arbordave (SE MI)

Prairie Classic fall foliage

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 8:38PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Very nice pic contributions! Shows off how great this genus really is.

Dave, that truly is a kaleidoscope. What a great intro...that is one selection that can be grown into a small tree.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 9:34PM
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beng(z6 western MD)

How attractive are the berries, in general, for birds?

Edit: And which are the most upright? Upright would be most appropriate for my needs.

This post was edited by beng on Sun, Feb 23, 14 at 11:40

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 11:16AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

The dentatums for the most part tend to stay more upright.

The cultivars Pathfinder and Fireworks are strictly upright...they have both.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 11:42AM
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esh_ga

I can only speak for the native ones.

The most upright ones in my area are V. rufidulum and V. prunifolium. They can easily be considered small trees.

As for berries, the V. dentatum ones disappear the fastest but the V. nudum ones are popular too. V. acerifolium ones stay on the longest ... but I just saw a robin snacking on them the other day.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 3:04PM
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Bethesda20814

Hi,
Would viburnum chindo grow under a black walnut? Could anyone advise? Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 2:18PM
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