• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num x JUD-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Fall Color
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasAn outstanding background shrub for carefree landscapes that blends into the mixed shrub border for seasonal interest. Plant as informal hedge as a visual barrier or privacy screen in sideyards or where neighbors are too close. Makes an excellent food plant for bird and wildlife gardens.
    Companion PlantsGroup this viburnum with large flowering shrubs such as Pocahontas Canadian Lilac, (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas'), Roseum Elegans Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Roseum Elegans'), Helene Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus 'Helene') and for fall color use Cole's Compact Burning Bush, (Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact').
  • 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.
    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 viburnum is a hybrid between Korean native V. carlesii and V. bitchiuense, a little known species found in Japan and Korea. It was bred by William H. Judd, who propagated many plants at the Arnold Arboretum and introduced this one around 1920.
    The genus Viburnum contains species native to nearly every continent on earth.