• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. high, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num ply-KAY-tum toh-men-TOH-sum
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. high, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThe horizontal branches of this shrub give it a beautiful form in leaf, flower and berry. Give it room to spread its 10 feet, as pruning the ends of the branches spoils its elegance. It works well with taller companions in the mixed border.
    Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Peony (Paeonia); Clematis (Clematis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable but thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic well-drained soils with consistent moisture. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring 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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.