• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Brilliant Fall Foliage
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BUR-num den-TAY-tum
    Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsPhlox (Phlox); Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica); Chokeberry (Aronia); Bee Balm (Monarda); Aster (Aster)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable to a wide variety of soil types; prefers moist and well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune to shape in winter.
    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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    This selection was introduced by Synnestvedt Nursery of Illinois in 1967, originally found in the collections of the Morton Arboretum. Foliage is a glossy, lustrous green, hence its name.