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Doublefile Viburnum

Botanical Name
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
8
Height
8 to 10 feet
Width
9 to 12 feet
Flowers
Spring: white, 4 inch cymes, very showy
Fruit
Black egg-shaped drupe
Fall Color
Reddish-purple
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, cool
Planting & Care
  • Transplants easily
  • Does not do well when grown in heavy clay or poorly draining soils
  • Amend soil with organic matter to improve drainage and loosen the soil
  • Mulch soil to retain moisture and keep soil cool
  • Those grown in the South may need some shade and supplemental water during the heat of summer
  • Prune after flowering
  • Fruit favored by birds
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Mariesii - 10 feet, good fruiting and fall color
  • Pink Beauty - light pink petals or white petals with pink edge
  • Fireworks - 8 to 12 feet, large flowers with persistant red pedicels

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