Coffman Viburnum Walk
The Coffman Viburnum Walk was established in 2008 and is named for Dr. Eugene Coffman who turned his passion for woody plants into the development of Ridge Road Nursery near Bellevue, Iowa. A particular fondness for viburnums led him to amass one of the largest collections in the Midwest and Viburnum sieboldii ‘Wavecrest’ became his signature plant. Ridge Road Nursery donated this collection.
North American viburnums and their Asian cousins comprise a group of variable and widely adaptable woody shrubs. With heights from 2 to 20 feet and dense to more open branching patterns, there is a viburnum for every garden. Most have pink to white flowers in spring, some highly fragrant, red to blue fruit in fall, and leathery foliage.