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Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

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Description

Drought tolerant; very easy to grow; prune out oldest stems to renew. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.  Huge, long-lasting flowers produced in mid-spring and turn from green to white; easily distinguished by its maple-like leaves with glands on the petioles.

 

Quick ID

  • OPPOSITE, 4-5 lobed, toothed, maple-like leaves
  • Prominent, concave, disk-like glands on petiole
  • Persistent linear stipules
  • HUGE white, snowball-shaped spring inflorescence

More information on Viburnum opulus.

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#deciduous#drought tolerant#white flowers#easy to grow#green flowers#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#deer resistant#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#white flowers#easy to grow#green flowers#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#deer resistant#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    opulus
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, North America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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 pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Inflorescence is a globose cluster (cyme), to 4 inches across. Flowers are green to white, sometimes tinged pink, sterile, to 1 inch.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are opposite, simple, 3-5 lobed, lobes acute, truncate, coarsely toothed; narrowly grooved petioles with large disk-like, concave glands; persistent linear stipules.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stem is light gray-brown, ribbed.
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought