Plants That Survive and Thrive on the OBX – Viburnum

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Join the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Dare County in the coming weeks to discuss plants that have been proven to survive and thrive on the OBX!

Viburnum

Viburnum is a large plant group consisting of well over 150 different species. There are natives and non-natives. There is also a large number of cultivars. Viburnum can range in size from a few feet to almost 50’. They are a wonderful host plant for pollinators, provide food for birds and shelter for small wildlife. Most varieties have minimal insect or disease problems.  Viburnum would make a beautiful addition to any Outer Banks Landscape. 

Viburnum

Here are the links to the featured Viburnum

Viburnum awabuki ‘Chindo’

Viburnum awabuki chindo

Viburnum dentatum

Viburnum dentatum

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum cassinoides

Viburnum cassinoides

Viburnum obovatum

Viburnum obovatum

Viburnum prunifolium 

Viburnum prunifolium

Viburnum rafinesqueanum

Viburnum rafinesqueanum

Viburnum

Want to explore even more varieties of Viburnum or other plants that might work well in your landscape? Check out the North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox it contains detailed descriptions and photographs of 4,172 plants that grow in and around North Carolina.


Check back in the coming weeks to learn about more plants that survive and thrive on the Outer Banks.

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