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Viburnum x pragense

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vih-BUR-num BY prag-EN-se
Description

Prague Viburnum is a dense evergeen shrub that is a cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile that grows 8-12 feet tall and wide with an oval to rounded form. It produces large fragrant flat-topped cymes of white flowers in spring and berries in the fall. The evergreen feature makes this a great hedge or specimen plant. In its northernmost zones, it may die to the ground in sub-zero weather but will regrow in spring.

Grow this shrub in average, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Use as a foundation plant, specimen, hedge or in a shrub border.

Problems: bacterial leaf spot, mildews and crown gall are potential diseases. Also aphids and scale can be insect problems.

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#evergreen#sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#specimen#white flowers#shrub#winter interest#berries#hedges#cpp#deer resistant#foundation planting#borders#butterflies#birds
 
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#evergreen#sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#specimen#white flowers#shrub#winter interest#berries#hedges#cpp#deer resistant#foundation planting#borders#butterflies#birds
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Mildly resistant to deer. Attracts birds and butterflies
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Rounded
    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)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 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 drupes mature to black and persist into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Pink buds open creamy white on 3 to 6 in. flat-topped cyme that are slightly fragrant.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-4 inch long glossy leaves have a corrugated look. Undersides have whitish hairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer