Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained, preferably neutral to slightly acidic soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A gorgeous North American native, with glossy green leaves and clusters of creamy white flowers from early summer. it is however for the big bunches of berries that follow on in autumn that it is primarily grown for. When these first appear, they are a soft green, but they change colour, first turning white, then pink, then blue and finally near-black. The overall effect is very colourful as there are usually different coloured berries in each cluster. By the time the berries are fully mature, the foliage turns crimson, thus producing a dramatic backdrop. It makes a wonderful addition to the shrub border, where it will provide lots of late colour.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where necessary remove any misplaced or diseased branches in mid-summer after flowering.
Many late-spring and early summer flowering viburnums have scented pink and white flowers held on spreading branches and these often perform with the main flush of tulips, either in April or May. Their strawberry and vanilla ice cream colouring provides aRead full article