A Lace cap like flower with pink to red buds opening to white blooms. The flowers open from the outside in, creating a splendid show.
The green foliage of Viburnum ‘Onondarga’ has a handsome, burgundy flush, most noticeable on new leaves. The leaves are Maple shaped and grow to around 12cm long. In autumn the leaves turn red and purple before falling, revealing a nice, upright branch structure.
The blooms are a combination of large infertile flowers and small, fertile flowers in the middle. If the blooms are fertilized they will mature to ornamental, rose red fruits that age to black (inedible – to us but the birds love them).
Viburnums are often unsung heroes of the garden, but once you see them in action, you just have to have one! Viburnums offer year round interest with a different show for every season; spring and summer flowers and or berries, autumn foliage and winter branch structure. Adding shrubs such as these to your garden provides good structure or bones to the garden.
Viburnums are vigorous shrubs that becomes dry tolerant once they establish, and they make great specimen plants.
Viburnums will grow in average soils, but prefer the idealist, humus rich, moist. It does need to be well drained. Suitable for a part shade to full sun position. Prune out the odd vertical branch after the flowers gave finished.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Temperate
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade