Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Popcorn'Item #40720 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Profuse clusters of small, popcorn ball-shaped blooms line each branch in spring. Handsome, deeply veined, green foliage turns red to purple in fall. A 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:RoundedGrowth 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, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply 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.
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