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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum (Doublefile viburnum)

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum vy-BURN-um plih-KAY-tum forma toe-men-TOE-sum Common Name: Doublefile viburnum 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.
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, Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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