General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Other: very little black drupes
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
4"-5"
5"-6"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Parentage: Viburnum rhytidophyllum x Viburnum utile

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Common names
  • Prague Viburnum
Also sold as:
  • Viburnum x pragense

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Location: Belmonte Arboretum (Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Belmonte Arboretum (Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Belmonte Arboretum (Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Belmonte Arboretum (Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Botanical Garden Prague
Date: 2017-03-25
Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-07-27
1 mature shrub, sheared back some occasionally
Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-07-27
golden scurfy twigs
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-05-06
foliage and flower cluster
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-05-06
close-up of flower cluster
Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-07-27
stiff shoots at top of shrub
Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-07-27
summer foliage
Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-07-27
two mature shrubs
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 8, 2019 9:09 AM concerning plant:
    This viburnum hybrid was made between the Leatherleaf x the Service Viburnums of East Asia in the Prague Municipal Gardens of the Czech Republic in 1955. It is somewhat commonly sold from conventional nurseries and planted in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, region in recent years. I don't see much of this shrub planted in the average yard, but in arboretums, estates, well-to-do neighbourhoods, campuses, and professional landscapes. It is a large, wide shrub with slender twigs that stick out sort of irregularly, and waxy, heavy-textured, dark green evergreen to semi-evergreen leaves to about 4 inches long and relatively narrow. This hybrid bears very little fruit that goes from being red to black drupes.

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