• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num ply-KAY-tum
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Peony (Paeonia); Clematis (Clematis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly 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:
    <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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.