A genus comprising about eighty species of deciduous and evergreen low trees and shrubs, all being hardy in California. Many of the species are highly ornamental, Viburnum Tinus being grown in almost every garden in the State, while Viburnum Opulus sterilis (the Common Snowball) is also a universal favorite. No deciduous flowering shrub is better suited to the planting of shrubbery borders than the Snowball, its many varieties, its great masses of white pendant cymes in Spring, and its beautiful tinted leaves in the Fall making it most desirable.
These excellent qualities, combined with its easy culture in any ordinary soil (although it prefers a moist soil and partial shade) should commend it to all lovers of flowering shrubs.
In addition to the above named, Virburnum Japonicum, Viburnum tomentosum, Viburnum macrophyllum (Chinese Snowball) and several others are very effective.
Propagate by cuttings of ripe wood in the Fall, or by seeds, sown one-eighth of an inch deep in the Spring, or by layering in Summer, all in the open ground.