Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'Shasta'

Shasta Doublefile Viburnum

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Medium
Mature 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 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.
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:
Bed 131
Bed 214

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.