Judd Viburnum

All About Judd Viburnum:

Scientific Nomenclature: Viburnum x judii

Common Name: Judd viburnum

Mature Height: 6–8 feet

Mature Spread: 6–10 feet

Growth Rate: Slow

Attracts Wildlife: Birds and pollinators 

Messiness: Drops leaves in autumn.

Shape: Round

Native to Kentucky: No

Preferred Soils: Prefers well-drained loam but tolerates clays and partially sandy soils. Viburnum prefers acidic (<6.0pH) or neutral (6.0–8.0pH) soils.

Screening: Can be used as a screening/privacy shrub.

Drought Tolerance: Is not drought tolerant at all; it requires frequent watering in extreme heat.

Coniferous or Deciduous: Deciduous

Pruning: Pruning viburnum is quite simple most of the time. It can be pruned in late fall to early spring to maintain the shape and fullness of the plant. Weak, damaged or diseased branches should be pruned to the base of the plant each year in early spring before the shrub leafs out.

Climate Quick Facts:

Following being planted as a sapling, over 20 years one Judd viburnum will:

  • Sequester ~1,143 pounds of CO2.
  • Reduce stormwater runoff by 304 gallons.