Common Names: Viburnum, Snowball Viburnum

Botanical names: Viburnum Spp.

Availability: Spring and summer

Vase life: 4 to 7 days.

Storage temperatures: 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Viburnum blossoms typically consist of clusters of small flowers known as inflorescences or cymes. These clusters can vary in shape and size depending on the species, ranging from flat-topped to rounded.

Color: Green, White, Pink, Peach

Botanical facts: After flowering, Viburnum plants produce fruits that are typically berry-like drupes. These fruits can vary in color, including red, blue, black, or even metallic hues. They are often consumed by birds and other wildlife, aiding in seed dispersal.

Design notes: Viburnum flowers can add beauty and texture to various types of floral arrangements. Their delicate clusters of flowers can serve as focal points or accents in bridal bouquets. Use Viburnum flowers to add interest and dimension to centerpieces.

Purchasing hints: Select stems at their peak of freshness when blossoms are just beginning to open. Flowers that are fully open may not last as long.

Conditioning: Break branch ends (or cut with pruners and whittle bark with sharp knife). Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral preservative before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Many Viburnum species produce fragrant blossoms, which adds to their appeal.