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Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum

Common Name(s):
Doublefile viburnum
Cultivar(s):
Nanum Semperflorens, Pink Beauty, Shasta, Summer Stars
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Handsome low maintenance accent plant in the Adoxaceae family.  Prune as needed after flowering.  Use as a hedge or in a shrub boarder.  Growth rate: Moderate

Seasons of Interest:

Foliage: Fall

Wildilfe Value:  Flowers attract butterflies and fruit is a winter food source that attracts birds. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.

Height:
8-10 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple dark green leaves; 2 to 4 in. long; reddish purple fall color. Fine hairs on stems and leaf undersides.
Flower:
2 to 4 in. flat cyme of white lacecap flowers in spring; outer flowers are sterile; bright red egg-shaped drupe turns black in summer
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil; does not tolerate heavy soil.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Horizontal, spreading branches; tiered; rounded
Width:
8-10 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, low maintenance, drought tolerant, birds, hedge, butterflies, deer resistant, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 1829

Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum mature habit
Photo by Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum leaf and flower detail
Photo by Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0