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Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

Regional Picks: Showy Shrubs – Mid-Atlantic

Fine Gardening – Issue 191

1. Brandywine™ Possumhaw Viburnum

Brandywine Possumhaw Viburnum
Photo: Courtesy of Proven Winners

Name: Viburnum nudum ‘Bulk’

Zones: 5–9

Size: 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average to moist soil

Native range: Eastern United States

When a shrub blooms for a couple of weeks and then is uninteresting, can you justify planting it in your garden? From spring through fall, Brandywine™ possomhaw viburnum earns its place in the garden. Creamy white blooms appear in late spring, followed by lustrous deep green foliage throughout the summer. Autumn brings gorgeous fruit clusters in shades of pink and blue. If this were not enough, the dazzling fruit display of this viburnum also comes with eye-catching burgundy fall color.

 

2. Little Henry™ Virginia Sweetspire

Little Henry Virginia Sweetspire
Photo: Steve Aitken

Name: Itea virginica ‘Sprich’

Zones: 5–9

Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and spreading

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist to wet soils

Native range: Southeastern United States

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