Doublefile viburnum Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 Related Plants to Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa 'Blanc Double de Coubert' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Pink Beauty' doublefile viburnum Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Pink Beauty' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Mock orange Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa rugosa var. alba View the discussion thread.