THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Viburnums

Viburnums are popular garden plants due to their multi-seasonal ornamental qualities. The Arboretum grows roughly 60 types, many of which can be seen by Trotter Hall and around the Science Center. Beginning with Viburnum x bodnantense in late winter, viburnums continue to bloom through spring and then develop fruit during the summer. Their multi-colored fruits are often as ornamental as their flowers, and are a popular food source for birds. This group of shrubs is remarkably variable and worthy of flower, foliage, and fruit comparison during the growing season. Pictured below: Viburnum setigerum on the left, Viburnum cassinoides in the center, Viburnum xbodnantense 'Charles Lamont' on the right

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