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Landscape Shrubs V-Z by Scientific Name

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Scientific Name Common Name Comments 
Viburnum opulus
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European Cranberrybush Viburnum
  
  • Size: medium (8' tall by 8' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: showy, white flowers; outer ring sterile, inner fertile, May
  • Fruits: beautiful red clusters of fruit, fall
  • Fall color: can be maroon especially in cooler climates
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; rich, moist soil best
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Uses: shrub bed
  • Cultivars: 'Compactum' (smaller), 'Nanum' (dwarf, no flws or fruits), 'Roseum' (one of the 'snowball' viburnums)
Viburnum plicatum
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Japanese Snowball Viburnum
  
  • Sized: large (10' tall by 10' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: snow white 'snowballs' of sterile flowers; mid-April
  • Fruits: none (sterile)
  • Fall color: maroon
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; fairly adaptable once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: large shrub beds
  • This is an anomaly since a botanical species should be able to reproduce by seed and this does not. It is the Doublefile Virburnum (var. tomentosum) that produces seed!!! Kind of backwards
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
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Doublefile Viburnum
  
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: very showy. Outer ring of sterile flowers with inner fertile flowers
  • Fruit: significant. Red fruit (drupe) turns black late summer
  • Fall color: maroon
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; rich, moist soil best
  • Use: massed, back of shrub bed
  • Cultivars: 'Lanarth', 'Mariesii', 'Shasta', 'Summer Snowflake'
Viburnum trilobum
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Cranberrybush viburnum
  
  • Size: 9’ tall by 9’ wide
  • Flowers: White in late April/early May
  • Fruit: ¼”-diameter, lipstick red
  • Fall color: in northern climates is a deep maroon
  • Culture: fairly adaptable, moist soil best, partial sun
  • Use: massed, specimen, filler, low hedge
Viburnum x burkwoodii
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Burkwood Viburnum
  
  • Size: medium (7' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub (almost semi-evergreen in south Arkansas)
  • Flowers: white flowers just before or as leaves emerge in April; One of several very fragrant Viburnums
  • Fruit: red/black berry (drupe) often little landscape value
  • Fall color: sporadic, often none in Arkansas
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; rich, moist soil best
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: specimen, medium hedge, mixed shrub bed
  • Cultivars: similar to V. carlesii, V.xjuddii
Viburnum x rhytodophylloides
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Lantanaphyllum Viburnum
  
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) semi-evergreen to broadleaf evergreen. Very coarse texture
  • Flowers: creamy white flowers, mid-April
  • Fruits: significant, red turns black
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: back of mixed shrub border
  • V. rhytodphyllum (evergreen) x V. lantana (deciduous)
Vitex agnus-castus
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Chastetree;
Vitex

  
  • Size: large (12' tall by 12' wide) deciduous shrub or small tree
  • Flowers: showy, summer, white, purple, pink
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: sun; Very heat and drought tolerant
  • Use: large shrub or small tree
Weigela florida
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Weigela
  
  • Size: medium (6' tall by 8' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: showy, funnel flowers in May; pink, white, yellow, red
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: sun; very adaptable once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: mass, shrub bed
  • Cultivars: many; 'Eva Rathki', 'Minuet', 'Red Prince', 'Variegata'
X Cupressocyparis leylandii
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Leyland Cypress
  
  • Size: very fast growing, pyramidal (25' tall by 10' wide) conifer
  • Culture: tolerant of soil; full sun
  • Disease/insect: increasing problem with Seridium and Botryosphaeria canker; bagworm
  • Use: hedge/screen plant; Christmas tree
  • Intergeneric (Cupressus x Chamaecyparis) hybrid
X Fatshedera lizei
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Fatshedera
  
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 4' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: creamy panicles in winter
  • Fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, partial sun; Zone 8 (protected in zone 7)
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: tropical looking
  • Intergeneric hybrid: Hedera helix X Fatsia japonica
Yucca filamentosa
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Yucca
  
  • Size: small (foliage 18" tall) shrub
  • Flowers: dramatic, white flower panicle May through June
  • Culture: full sun; great for hot, dry locations
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: Southwestern appearance, rock gardens