Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum Caprifoliaceae
Doublefile Viburnum vi-BER-num pli-KAH-tum to-men-TO-sum
- Deciduous shrub, 8-10(15) ft [2.4-3(4.5) m], horizontal branches. Buds naked (no scales). Leaves opposite, simple, 6-10 cm long, half as wide, ovate, coarsely serrate, pubescent underneath. Flowers white, in umble-like cluster, large, showy sterile flowers surrounding small fertile ones. Flowers are above the foliage giving a layer effect.
- Sun to part shade. Performs best in moist, well-drained soil. In summer, may show leaf marginal leaf necrosis in hot dry locations. Does better in such sites if soil surface is protected from sun's heat (e.g., compost, ground covers, etc.)
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to China and Japan.
- Many cultivars, including 'Mariesii', 'Shasta', 'Shoshoni' and the pink flowered 'Pink Beauty'.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: many plants on the west side of Burt Hall, along 27th St.