Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - MediumMature 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 lenticelsOther 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:
Find Related Plants:- 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.