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Summer Snowflake Viburnum

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 60 inches
  • Zone: 5-8
  • Flowering Date: Mid spring to fall
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Summer Snowflake Viburnum

Description
For a beautiful long-flowering focal point, you can't go wrong with Summer Snowflake. This upright viburnum variety bears loads of white lacecap-type blooms starting in mid spring and continuing on throughout the summer season. Flowers will even appear in early fall under the right conditions. The red fruit matures to black and attracts birds and butterflies. Perfect for back borders or as a hedgerow. Prefers full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. Summer Snowflake Viburnum ships established in its own 1 gallon pot. Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameViburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread36 - 60 inches
  • Spacing36 - 60 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-8
  • Flowering DateMid spring to fall
  • Planting InstructionsNone special. But better berry crop is achieved with more than one viburnum planted.
  • Winter CareNone special.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower FormSmall single flower clusters arranged in dome-shaped cymes.
  • Foliage TypeElliptic to oblong, shiny medium to dark green leaves. In autumn they display a breathtaking maroon-red color.
  • Soil RequirementAverage well drained soil. Does not tolerate chalky or alkaline soils.
  • PruningDo any pruning after flowering. Take care not to prune too heavily or fruit production will be reduced.
  • Additional InformationViburnum plicatum, commonly called Japanese snowball bush, is a dense, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which produces snowball-like spherical inflorescences of sterile white flowers along its branches in spring. This species is sterile.
  • Unique Characterstics'Summer Snowflake' is an upright cultivar that matures to 5-8' tall (infrequently taller). Leaves, flowers and fruits are typically smaller than those found on typical f. tomentosum plants. White lacecap-like flowers bloom in spring (late April-May), but continue to bloom sporadically through summer (hence the cultivar name) and sometimes into early fall. Fruits, a few flowers and autumn foliage color may all be simultaneously present on shrubs in early fall. Introduced by the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation.
  • Shipped1 GALLON POT
  • Height/Habit36 - 60 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

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Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
1A - 6B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
7A-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/18
Zones 7-10: 11/12/18

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