Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Viburnum luzonicum - Luzon Viburnum
In our region and in most winters the bush is fully evergreen with fall colors quite dramatic. Foliage transitions from green to reddish to dark purple, almost black, which then persist well into the winter, particularly if temperatures are relatively mild. Our single old specimen regularly carries a good cloak of foliage well into January. Our spring flower is not overly dramatic but bring attention from visitors. Leaves are 1 to 3 inches long, and foliage is attractive and clean. Red berries in the fall are attractive.

Viburnum x 'Lord Byron'
This plant features pleasing mid-March flowers and is essentially evergreen in our garden. The leaves are intermediate between the small leaves of Walter’s Viburnum and Rusty Blackhaw. Because the plant suckers from the root system, it’s fairly easy to propagate good numbers simply by digging suckers and a portion of the attached root system.