Take a dip in the hot “shrub”

By on May 8, 2012 in Spring |

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If you live in West Michigan and have driven past the entrance to the Gerald Ford International Airport in May a mass of beautiful white blooms catches your eye. I know this because when they come into bloom the emails begin asking what is that plant, is it a dogwood? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Viburnum!

The versatile Viburnum

I’m glad you asked because the woody deciduous shrub that looks like a low growing “tree” is one of my favorites. I say take a dip in the hot “shrub.” Or “bush” it to the limit. Viburnum plicatum tomentosum also known as Doublefile Viburnum. Versatile and well suited to Michigan conditions, Viburnums have beautiful spring blooms, heavily textured summer foliage, summer berries birds love and gorgeous fall foliage color!

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