Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum • Doublefile viburnum

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There are 2 of those deciduous natives to China and Japan in our Garden: one on the corner where the E path sharply bends toward Wisteria trellis (Area K) and another, almost directly across the pond, along  the W path, sitting between azaleas (Area Q).

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SJG • 5/15/12 – Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum • Doublefile viburnum, on the bend of the E path, toward Wisteria trellis, Area K

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SJG • 5/15/12 – Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum • Doublefile viburnum, Area K, flower. (Flower clusters appear in two rows or files, hence the common name of double file viburnum)

 

From Fine GardeningDoublefile viburnum is a horizontally branched, deciduous shrub native to China and Japan. Along its branches in mid-spring bloom double rows of flattened clusters of sterile florets, resembling lace-cap hydrangea flowers. Oval red fruit follows and ripens to black, often attracting birds. […]

Missouri Botanical Garden recognizes 2 further sub-species, one called ‘Shasta’ and the other ‘Mariesii’ – I think our is ‘Shasta’, but I’m not sure – you can click the links to decide.  There is also a dwarf form called ‘Shoshoni’.

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