Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta'

Doublefile Viburnum

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta' -​ This is a very large-growing and very beautiful selection of Doublefile Viburnum gradually attaining heights of 10 to 12 feet on a wide-spreading domed form. White, flat May lace caps may achieve a 6-inch diameter. 'Shasta' is just gorgeous in bloom. Summer berries follow turning red and black by late in the growing season if the birds haven't made a meal of them by then. Bronze to red-maroon autumn leaves complete the picture. The gray wood on its densely and broad-branched structure are very handsome in the winter landscape. When the leaves drop we usually find the nest of one of our resident birds - most often a Chipping Sparrow. 'Shasta' will make a fantastic specimen, an element in a large shrub border, a deciduous hedge (note to control freaks: PLEASE: for the love of God - I beg you, leave it unpruned) or a large element in a mixed wildlife hedgerow. Fertile soil in full to mostly sunny siting. Cutting grown.


10-12 ft


12-15 ft




5 to 7(8)
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VIBPLISHA Viburnum plicatum f. tom. 'Shasta' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $28.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shasta'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Architectural

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Hedgerow
  • Specimen
  • Screen
  • Shrub Border
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Hedge

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Viburnum

Common Name: Viburnum

This genus is full of fantastic, multi-season garden worthy shrubs. Spring flowers, often large and showy, many with heady sweet fragrance are arranged in cymes. Flowers are followed with berries. If late season and autumn berries are desired then planting two of a species will ensure fruit set; for instance, Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie' and V. dilatatum 'Michael Dodge' will pollinate each other and produce fruit; V. nudum 'Winterthur' and V. nudum var. angustifolium will cross with each other. But V. nudum is very closely allied with V. cassinoides and all of these will cross pollinate and provide late season fruit. Another interesting example is V. lantana which crosses with V. burejaeticum and vice versa. Any V. plicatum selection such as 'Shasta' will pollinate with all other V. plicatum selections. But if you were to plant two 'Shasta' side by side with no other V. plicatum in near proximity then your effort will be fruitless. The berries are magnificent and so welcome in the late season garden. And they feed all manner of birds. Larger, denser shrubs provide cover and nesting opportunities. Nearly all Viburnum have terrific autumn foliage colors, too. Viburnums are members of Caprifoliaceae. All prefer part to full sun and fertile soils. All are cutting grown.