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I am considering a shasta viburnum. Do the berries remain through the winter? Since it is deciduous, I am wondering if it will provide any winter interest.

In my garden, the birds eat the berries in the fall, so there are no berries left on the shrubs in the winter. Your experience might depend on what kinds of birds are in your yard. If you do have room for this large shrub, do plant one or more. This viburnum is the one that people raved about in Robb Rosser’s lovely garden during last summer’s “Music in the Garden” event.

Celeste Lindsay is a certified Master Gardener. Send questions to