Large flattened to slightly rounded clusters of clean white flowers are produced over a long period in late winter and early spring and attract a myriad of pollinators and other garden beneficials. Young stems are deep red to maroon and the foliage is glossy and deep dark green creating a nicely contrasting foil for the white flowers. Lord Byron Viburnum is a hybrid of our natives Viburnum obovatum and V. rufidulum and exhibits the durability and adaptability of both species with a close resemblance to V. rufidulum, the Rusty Blackhaw. Lord Byron naturally develops into a medium to large shrub and its only drawback is that it tends to produce suckers, in our experience, which may be desirable particularly in naturalistic settings. Easy and low maintenance with excellent vigor.
Our Lord Byron Viburnum puts up quite a few suckers but we generally cut them off and have it planted where it can be mowed around keeping it in bounds with minimal maintenance on our part under these conditions.
Grows To: 8-12'+H x 6-8'+W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9 (at least)
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Soil & Moisture: Average to well-drained soils. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established.
Fertilizing: Spring to midsummer.
Deer Resistance: Sometimes Bothered
Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Paul Cox, formerly of the San Antonio Botanic Gardens, TX
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions