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Viburnum 'Nantucket'

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Description

'Nantucket' Viburnum is a compact cultivar that was released in 2008 and is a cross of V. x 'Eskimo' (v. x 'Cayuga' x V. utile) and V. macrocephalum.  It is evergreen in the south and semievergreen elsewhere. The shrub can grow to 12 feet over time with a spread of 7 feet. The large showy clusters of white flowers appear in April and fruit production is usually sparse. It has good heat tolerance and can be grown to zone 9. Drought tolerant once established.

Plant in average, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Us as a specimen, hedge, or 

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#evergreen#showy flowers#specimen#white flowers#shrub#semi-evergreen#hedges#pollinator plant#bird friendly#shrub borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#specimen#white flowers#shrub#semi-evergreen#hedges#pollinator plant#bird friendly#shrub borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Oval
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Red drupes mature to blue-black
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Showy white flowers appear in spring on 4-5 inch wide clusters. Individual flowers are both sterile and fertile with 5 petals,
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green oval leaves are up to 4.5 inches long by 5 inches wide, acuminate at the tip and obtuse at the base with crenate leaf margins. Undersides are yellow-green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat