Summer Snowflake Viburnum
Summer Snowflake Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'Item #7397 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
A beautiful medium-size shrub with a broadly rounded form. The tiered horizontal branches magnificently display the showy white flower clusters. Highly ornamental red fruit develops in the fall. An excellent specimen or hedge plant. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num ply-KAY-tumPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring into SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasA beautiful white flowering shrub that makes an outstanding background for beds and mixed borders. Spreads out generously along fence lines and fills in foundation planting along large barren walls. A natural for shrub borders and island planting. Perfect candidate for English cottage gardens or American country and colonial style landscapes. Exceptional choice for all white and moon gardens. A natural addition to wildlife gardens.Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Peony (Paeonia); Clematis (Clematis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Salvia (Salvia)
- CareCare InformationThrives in loamy well-drained soils with consistent moisture, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune as needed, immediately after flowering.Pruning time: summer.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This Arkansas Select winner 2004 is an improvement on its predecessor, the doublefile viburnum. The first doublefile was discovered by Robert Fortune in a garden near Shanghai and introduced it to the west in 1850. It was not known in the wild and has been considered a Chinese horticultural variety from the start.Lore:In China, viburnums have been part of their botanical pharmacoepia for centuries.
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