• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Spring Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BUR-num NEW-doom
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsBee Balm (Monarda); Chokeberry (Aronia); Siberian Iris (Iris siberica); Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Elderberry (Sambucus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in loamy, acidic, moist, well-drained soil; tolerates wet, boggy conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: after flowering.
    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 to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    This is a compact cultivar of the native smooth viburnum (commonly called possumhaw viburnum or smooth witherod) which is a spreading, deciduous shrub typically found in the low woods, swamps and bogs in the eastern and southeastern U. S. from Connecticut south to Florida and Louisiana.


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