Viburnum suspensum is a handsome evergreen with a spreading habit and coarse texture. It has an attractive compact form growing to 6-12 ft in height with about an equal spread if left untrimmed. The coarse leaves are dark green and densely cover the shrub.
In late winter and sporadically throughout the spring and summer the viburnum suspensum produces small waxy tubular flowers held in tight panicles (flower cluster) that are 1.5 in. diameter. Flowers are white with pinkish tints and give way to small round red berries in autumn.
Moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Prune as needed in spring and summer to maintain the desired shape and size.
Light: Part sun to shade.
Hardiness: USDA zones 8-10.
Splendid foundation shrub in temperate zones. Planted on 3 ft centers, these will grow together and have a pleasing appearance all year. The viburnum suspensum is a good choice for trimmed hedges of medium height.