Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Popcorn'Item #40720 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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Profuse clusters of small, popcorn ball-shaped blooms line each branch in spring. Handsome, deeply veined green foliage turns red to purple in fall. Lovely compact hedge or foundation plant. This selection is earlier flowering than others of its type, and more heat and drought tolerant when established. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num ply-KAY-tumPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteGarden styleRusticCompanion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Peony (Paeonia); Clematis (Clematis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Salvia (Salvia)
- CareCare InformationHighly adaptable but thrives in enriched, well-drained 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. Prune only as needed, immediately after flowering.Pruning time: late spring to early summer..Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:A selection by Dr. David Leach, 'Popcorn' has a more compact growth habit, smaller in stature than the typical Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum, and is considered more heat and drought tolerant.