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Any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Viburnum, having opposite leaves, showy terminal clusters of small white or pink flowers, and red or black drupes.

[New Latin Vīburnum, genus name, from Latin vīburnum, a kind of shrub.]
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1. (Plants) any of various temperate and subtropical caprifoliaceous shrubs or trees of the genus Viburnum, such as the wayfaring tree, having small white flowers and berry-like red or black fruits
2. (Plants) the dried bark of several species of this tree, sometimes used in medicine
[C18: from Latin: wayfaring tree]
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(vaɪˈbɜr nəm)

any shrub of the genus Viburnum, of the honeysuckle family, many having showy white flower clusters, as the snowball.
[1725–35; < Latin: wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viburnum - deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees: arrow-woodViburnum - deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees: arrow-wood; wayfaring tree
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
Caprifoliaceae, family Caprifoliaceae, honeysuckle family - shrubs and small trees and woody vines
American cranberry bush, cranberry bush, highbush cranberry, Viburnum trilobum, cranberry tree - deciduous North American shrub or small tree having three-lobed leaves and red berries
twist wood, twistwood, Viburnum lantana, wayfaring tree - vigorous deciduous European treelike shrub common along waysides; red berries turn black
crampbark, cranberry tree, European cranberry bush, European cranberrybush, guelder rose, Viburnum opulus - deciduous thicket-forming Old World shrub with clusters of white flowers and small bright red berries
southern arrow wood, Viburnum dentatum, arrow wood - deciduous shrub of eastern North America having blue-black berries and tough pliant wood formerly used to make arrows
arrow wood, Viburnum recognitum - closely related to southern arrow wood; grows in the eastern United States from Maine to Ohio and Georgia
Viburnum prunifolium, black haw - upright deciduous shrub having frosted dark-blue fruit; east and east central North America
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| Prune winter-flowering shrubs, such as mahonia and viburnum, when they have finished their display.
For a hedge plant that'll add swaths of color to your outdoor living area, add arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum).
PLANTS OF THE MONTH When the whole garden is still sleeping, dogwood (Cornus), viburnum and redvein enkianthus (Enkiathus) put on a good show in winter, particularly with a coating of rime or snow.
Viburnum tinus is certainly a much-valued, fast-growing evergreen in any garden and suitable for hedging as it will grow to perhaps a maximum of 3 metres.
WHEN the garden is sleeping its way through winter, dogwood (Cornus), viburnum and redvein enkianthus still put on a good show, particularly with a coating of frost or snow.
Viburnum bodnantense Dawn is a medium shrub with an upright habit.
Few shrubs give as much joy during the cold winter months as Viburnum bodnantense Dawn.
VIBURNUM X BODNANTENSE 'DAWN' SOME of the delights of autumn and winter are the delicious fragrances that waft through the air.
'Dawn' is a well known and loved cultivar whose dark pink buds open to Viburnum x bodnantense release its sweet scent.
Shrubs that are tolerant of heavy clay include dogwood, which has bright coloured stems and Viburnum opulus that produces snowball-like clusters of white flowers in spring followed by jewel-like berries.
| Prune winter-flowering shrubs such as mahonia and viburnum when they have finished putting on their display.
Viburnum These invaluable winter shrubs come in a range of shapes and sizes, both evergreen and deciduous, but tend to be easy to grow on most soils in sun or partial shade, but dig in plenty of well-rotted organic matter when you plant to give them a good start.