• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Late spring into summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num ply-KAY-tum
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late spring into summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design 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.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.
    In China, viburnums have been part of their botanical pharmacoepia for centuries.