ABOUT THE VIBURNUM CORNER
Viburnums are valuable to wildlife, such as bees, insects, birds, and small mammals, by providing habitat and food in the form of flowers and berries.
Viburnum Corner Collection
More About the Viburnum Corner
- Viburnum is a genus of flowering landscape shrubs or small trees.
- The Viburnum Corner was started in 2007 to enhance the northwest area of the arboretum, and is home to a variety of viburnums and other shade-loving plants.
- The best times to visit this area is early March when the Hellebores, perennials that bloom in late winter are blooming and the first part of April when the Viburnum juddii, a sweet-smelling viburnum, are blooming.
Wildlife Support System
Like native plants, viburnums are a valuable support system to wildlife. Native bees and insects, birds, and small mammals make their habitats in viburnums and feed off their flowers and berries. Viburnums also serve as a host plant to the spring azure butterfly, which is our earliest native butterfly to emerge from its overwintering pupae.