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Viburnum plicatum tomentosum
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum

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Viburnum plicatum tomentosum

Doublefile Viburnum
Deciduous, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries


Large, diverse group of plants with generally oval, often handsome leaves and clusters of typically white, sometimes fragrant flowers. Blossoms are usually followed by single-seeded, often brilliantly colored fruit much appreciated by birds. Many viburnums are grown for their flower display, a few for their showy fruit. Many evergreen types are valuable as foliage plants. Several species can be grown as small trees.

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum

Deciduous, from China and Japan. A truly beautiful viburnum. Resembles the species but has lacecap flower heads: flat, 2–4-in. clusters of small fertile flowers edged with 1–1 1/2-in. sterile ones. Fruit is red aging to black; showy but not always profuse.

‘Mariesii’ grows to 6–8 ft. tall and 8–10 ft. wide; has larger sterile flowers. ‘Shasta’ has a very wide-spreading habit (6 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide). Varieties blooming from spring to the end of the growing season include ‘Nanum Semperflorens’ (‘Watanabe’), ‘Summer Snowflake’, and ‘Summer Stars’; all grow to 4–6 ft. tall and wide. 

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