- Botanical Name:Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Shasta’
- Height:5 – 6 Feet
- Spacing:10 – 12′
- Spread:10 – 12′
- Light Required:Partial Shade to Full sun
- Color:Creamy White
- Size:1 Gallon Pot
- Blooms:Late Spring to late Summer
- Flower Form:Double rows of flattened lacecap-like, up to 4″ across, flower clusters covering the upper sides of branches.
- Growth Rate:Moderate
- Pruning:Shape as needed. After flowering.
- Foliage:Oblong-ovate, toothed dark green leaves, 2-4″ long. Nice scarlet red in fall.
- Comments:Bred from the 10-12′ shrub native to China and Japan, this lower growing doublefile viburnum was introduced in 1979 by the U.S. National Arboretum. It has been tested for performance throughout trial gardens in the U.S.
Decorated with ornamental berries and extra large clusters of white flowers and bright green leaves—its plum-purple foliage and showy scarlet fruit provide a unique display of color in autumn. Growing 5-6′ tall and up to 12′ wide, Shasta Viburnum performs well as a low maintenance hedge or specimen plant and is deer resistant. Best grown in partial to full sun and well-drained soil. Blooms appear in late spring attracting birds and butterflies. Prune immediately after flowering to ensure numerous, showy blooms for years to come. Shasta Viburnum ships established in its own container. Deciduous. Zones 5-8.