Shasta Doublefile Viburnum
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - MediumMature Height - 8-10'Mature Width - 10-12'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Abundant pure white flowers on 4-6" wide flower heads. A ring of large (1.25-2" wide), sterile florets surround the central mass of 1-15 small (0.5-1.5" wide), 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.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. To maintain best appearance, Shasta shrubs should not be pruned.Native Habitat - Cultivar introduced 1979 from the U.S. National Arboretum. Species native to China, Japan. 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.