The varieties illustrated above are the most popular, each growing to around 3 meters and are easy to grow, requiring little or no attention from one year to the next. Illustrated above right is Viburnum tinus, hardy and evergreen with white flowers during late winter and early spring flowering for a long period followed by berries. Most of the evergreen Viburnums have white /cream or tinged pink flowers although some are summer flowering such as V japonica and odoratissimum, which, as the suggests, is scented.
Image left is Viburnum x carlcephalum , deciduous with the most fragrant flowers in the spring. The flowers look similar to Viburnum x burkwoodii, which also has scented flowers in the spring and is one of the most popular Viburnums. Although the flowers look very similar, Viburnum burkwoodii is evergreen where carlcephalum is deciduous.
The centre image is Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' a better known deciduous variety with heavily scented flowers over a long period from late autumn to spring.
As a shrub, Viburnum is easier to grow than the similar Daphne x burkwoodii which is evergreen and scented, but more temperamental . If you like the look of Daphne x burkwoodii, but the growing conditions are not suitable, try Viburnum x bodnantense.
These varieties are available in garden centres and on line any of which will look good in a shrub border and you will not have to fuss over them.
If Viburnum is not the shrub for you, check out shrubs and bushes; spring flowering shrubs; summer flowering shrubs; shrubs with autumn and winter interest; and evergreen shrubs.
All these varieties of Viburnum and more are available to buy from Crocus (affiliate link)