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Wabi-Sabi® Doublefile viburnum Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
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Wabi-Sabi® Doublefile viburnum Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
Part Sun to Sun 24 - 36

Features

Enduring elegance for small spaces!

You deserve a spring landscape that takes your breath away - and Wabi-Sabi® viburnum is just the accent you needed. This unique version of the popular doublefile viburnum grows low and wide, making it perfect for the front of beds, planting atop walls, or lining walkways. Every branch bears large, pure white lacecap flowers, giving the whole plant a strong horizontal presence that adds elegant structure to your plantings. Like all viburnums, it is shade tolerant and deer resistant. Available in better garden centers in spring 2018.

Top three reasons to grow Wabi-Sabi viburnum:

  • space saving dwarf version of popular doublefile viburnum
  • showy white flowers in spring
  • practically no maintenance required
Resists: 
Deer
Rabbits

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
36 - 48 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Spreading
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Edging Plant
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

This dwarf, low-growing version of doublefile viburnum creates dozens of new landscaping opportunities. Its strongly horizontal impact makes it ideal for planting on walls or permanent planter boxes, as well as for planting at the front of beds or along walkways. 

Maintenance Notes: 

Like other viburnum, Wabi-Sabi needs little special care. Plant in well-drained soil and sun to part sun for best results. Pruning should  not be required regularly, but if you wish to prune, do so after flowering. 

Fun Facts: 

Both viburnums and hydrangeas can have either mophead or lacecap style flowers. Mophead flowers have a majority of showy sterile florets for a big, snowball effect; lacecap have more fertile florets for a starry effect. As plants in the wild tend to exhibit the lacecap variation naturally, lacecap forms generally look more at home in informal or woodland landscapes.

Wabi-Sabi® Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'SMVPTFD' USPP 29,553, Can PBRAF
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