Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum

Doublefile Viburnum

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Medium
Mature Height - 8-10'
Mature Width - 9-12'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Pure snow-white flowers 0.75-1.5" wide, with 4-5 lobes in May. No fragrance, not showy. Borne in 2-4" diameter, flat-topped cymes on 2" long peduncles. A ring of large, sterile florets surround the central mass of small, fertile flowers.
Fruit - Drupe, egg-shaped, 0.33" long, bright red changing to black in July and August. Usually devoured by birds before they are completely ripened; one of the earliest viburnums to display excellent fruit color.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Consistent reddish-purple.
Bark - Young branches stellate tomentose; older branches dark gray or brownish, orangish lenticels
Other Features - V. plicatum cultivars are possibly the most elegant of flowering shrubs. Generally, V. p. var. tomentosum plants flower 2 to 3 weeks earlier than V. plicatum. Birds love fruits; choice specimen.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Fibrous rooted, transplants well, demands moist, well-drained soil; will not tolerate heavy, clayey, poorly drained soils. Cut back to 12" from the ground to rejuvenate old overgrown or ratty branches.
Native Habitat - China, Japan. Introduced 1865. Zone 5 to 7(8).
Diseases and Insects - No serious diseases, though heat and drought of the summer may induce marginal leaf necrosis.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 161

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- Other plants with the common name Viburnum.
- Other plants of the family Adoxaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Viburnum.
- Other plants of the species Viburnum plicatum.