• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    2 to 2-1/2 ft. tall and wider.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Habit
    Sporadic summer blooms. Non-fruiting
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num OP-ew-lus
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:2 to 2-1/2 ft. tall and wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Sporadic summer blooms. Non-fruiting
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasNo flowers needed here--this handsome small shrub offers red-tinged new growth and red fall color. And between those times, its mounding habit and clean, lobed leaves are a good foil to flowering shrubs and perennials in the border.
    Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Peony (Paeonia); Clematis (Clematis); Iris (Iris); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • 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.