Doublefile viburnum

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Doublefile viburnum (Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum)
vy-BURN-um plih-KAY-tum forma toe-men-TOE-sum
Synonyms:  V. tomentosum
Genus:  Viburnum
Doublefile viburnum is a horizontally branched, deciduous shrub native to China and Japan. Along its branches in mid-spring bloom double rows of flattened clusters of sterile florets, resembling lace-cap hydrangea flowers. Oval red fruit follows and ripens to black, often attracting birds.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Double rows of lace-cap flowers in spring along horizontal branches.
Care:  Grow in full sun or partial shade. Tolerates almost any soil that is moderately fertile and moist, but well-drained. Double file viburnum
Propagation:  Take greenwood cuttings in summer. Sow seed in autumn, in a cold frame or seedbed.
Problems:  Common insect pests include aphids, scale insects, weevils, Japanese beetles, mealybugs, and treehoppers. Gray mold, rust, downy and powdery mildew, wood rot, Verticillium wilt, leaf spots, and dieback also occur.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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