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Eskimo Viburnum Viburnum utile 'Eskimo'

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vih-BUR-num YOO-tih-lee
Description

Eskimo Viburnum is a US National Arboretum introduction. It is a dense compact shrub that grows to 5 feet tall and wide. The snowball flowers are very showy and fruit production is sparse. It prefers a well-drained, acidic,  loamy soil and full sun to part shade but will tolerate a variety of soils.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#evergreen#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    utile
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asian cultivar
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    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)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Red drupe turns black in fall. Produced sparsely.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Black
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Creamy white tubular flowers in a 3-4 in. ball-like cluster in spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 4 inches long leathery, glossy dark green leaves; yellow, orange, or red fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer