Viburnum furcatum ''white variegated''

Scarlet-leaved Viburnum

Plant Type:


Viburnum furcatum "white variegated" - This, the irregularly cream-white variegated form of the Scarlet-leaved Viburnum is genuinely rare. White spring lace cap flowers are beautiful. Its bold foliage is a knockout. And the late season Autumn leaf color can be fluorescent pink and red-purple. Amazing. Green reversions do occur on stems and then surprise! the variegation shows up again. One can always prune out the solid green stems though it may make for an interesting form or to wax positive: one with great character. Man, I'm gettin' myself in deep here! Bold leaves, great fall color, bright red berries, pretty flowers - this is an all-round strikingly gorgeous shrub. The best way to assure more plants is by grafting or cuttings as not all seed comes "true". And those which come "true" display the variegated character to a greater or lesser degree but they are mostly all green. Site in morning sun to three-quarters open shade in fertile soil. V. furcatum thrives in situations protected from hot, intense afternoon sun - it is crucial to keep the "white variegated" form out of scorching rays of harsh afternoon sun. There is some tendency towards reversion and these should be carefully pruned out. Ours are cutting grown from the most variegated portions of the plant the lend themselves to the procedure.



8-10 ft


7-9 ft




(5)6 to 8
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VIBFURVAR Viburnum furcatum "white variegated" (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $60.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Viburnum furcatum ''white variegated''

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Songbirds


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Specimen
  • Woodland
  • Collector Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Woodland


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted

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.