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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shoshoni'

Doublefile Viburnum

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shoshoni' - This is a selection which appeared as a seedling of 'Shasta'. For years it remains much smaller than its large parent, a flattened pillow-shaped shrub achieving 4 to 5 feet in height. In time 'Shoshoni' will grow taller, however; it just takes a long time to do so. White May lace cap flowers give way to copious red berries, showy in both seasons that the birds promptly scavenge. Autumn color is red-bronze-purple and very nice. Light gray-brown winter wood is attractive. This, as with 'Shasta' are Don Egolf (National Arboretum) introductions. Site in full to half sun planted in fertile, draining soil. Cutting grown.


Height:

5 ft

Spread:

8 ft

Colors:

White

Zone:

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


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

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Architectonic

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies

Light

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Attributes

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

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • 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.