• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num ry-ty-doh-fil-OY-deez
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Design IdeasThe upright form and textured leaves of this shrub make it an excellent choice to include in a courtyard garden. Or plant it within the border where its fragrant flowers and red fruit can be enjoyed.
    Companion PlantsBeardtongue (Penstemon); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Aster (Aster); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Elderberry (Sambucus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, well-draining soil. 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. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
    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.