viburnum cinnamomifolium or pragense?
Does anyone have experience with either Viburnum cinnamomifolium or Viburnum pragense?
I am looking for a larger shrub that is reliably evergreen in Atlanta, but has a fairly loose habit, not too dense. Ideally, great flowers too!
This is to go into the middle of an area that is under some tall tree cover, but is close to full sun. The area is our "orchard" and has cherry, plum and amelanchier trees, blueberry bushes, and also some more ornamental shrubs along the edge. Almost everything in it is deciduous, and we'd really like to add a showy evergreen in the middle to help screen out the view of the street beyond.
Does anyone know whether v. cinnamomifolium or pragense are truly evergreen here? I have a v. leatherleaf hybrid that i've forgotten the name of, and it barely kept its leaves this winter. The new Gardenhood nursery told me about cinnamomifolium and are going to let me know when they get more in stock (they are very nice people!), and I've seen pragense in a couple of places.
Any other suggestions for something that would fit the bill would be great. We already have a lot of wax myrtles, so perhaps not more of those. Prefer native, or at least, not invasive.