Last month, my column discussed the little guys — dwarf conifers. This month, I’m delving into bigger shrubs — specifically viburnums, which are showy and vigorous with many attributes.
There are plenty of viburnums hardy enough for our climate. Take your pick as to what’s important — masses of spring flowers, summer berries, fall color, textured leaves. In addition to these pluses, they are nice for screening unsightly areas and great as back-of-the border shrubs. Most of them need plenty of space; they’re not known as being shy and refined.