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Deciduous Viburnums for Hedge

Posted by goofyisgreen Z8 PacNW (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 12, 11 at 1:12

I am looking to put in a deciduous hedge which will hold
3-season interest. I would like it to have 3-season interest (spring or summer flowers, summer or fall berries, and nice fall foliage), and I'm considering several varieties of viburnum.

My goal is a plant that can be comfortable pruned to 5 to 7 feet, vertical orientation, medium to slow grower. After talking to several nursery workers and doing research on the internet, I am investigating varieties like Blue Muffin, Brandywine, and Mohican.

I am interested in comments from people who do (or would) know whether these (or other varieties) would fit the bill. Also, if they are hardy or happy in this climate, in these conditions.

Thanks!


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RE: Deciduous Viburnums for Hedge

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 12, 11 at 21:29

None of the others have the elegance of doublefile viburnum. But I would not plant that where the ends of the branches were going to be cut.

'Blue Muffin' has nice foliage and fruits. Otherwise a bunch of sticks. Most viburnums have an awkward, angular, stiff habit.

At least the evergreen ones hide it with leaves.


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