Botany Blast: Viburnums


Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Hunnewell Building
Viburnum species range in size from small to large shrubs, and even to small trees. They can be evergreen, semi-evergreen, or deciduous and display a variety of leaf shapes and flower forms. Join Wendy Clement for an overview of temperate viburnum species to get a better understanding of their forms, function, and growth characteristics that develop across the seasons. Botany Blasts are directed towards our citizen scientist Tree Spotters, but are open to all.

As of January 2020, the Arnold Arboretum maintains a compelling collection of viburnums: 292 plants from 159 accessions, representing 77 different taxa. With sixty-five percent of the accessions hailing from wild populations and several taxa of conservation concern, the Arboretum is a destination for researchers and enthusiasts of the genus.

Fee Free, but registration requested

Register at or call 617-384-5277.