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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 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 7 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Red maturing to black
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: pink buds open white snowballs
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2010 Oklahoma Proven! plant selection


April Plants for Honey BeesApril Plants for Honey Bees
By Mindy03 on April 3, 2012

April is here and beekeepers will be kept busy trying to keep up with their bees' need for extra room to store the bounty collected from the blossoms they visited. April also marks the start of swarm season, so beekeepers will be keeping an eye out for swarms to catch; or they'll be trying to keep them from swarming by making splits.

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Posted by calconey (Central Ohio - Zone 6a) on May 15, 2014 3:58 PM

Most wonderful fragrance. Handsome clean foliage with nice fall color. I enjoy the flower buds too. They look like little cauliflowers.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 30, 2019 2:53 PM

This is a clean, neat shrub that is commonly planted species in landscapes. I see it used more by landscape architects and designers than the general public; the latter who are not as a aware of Viburnums. This is one of those Viburnum species that has scruffy buds and twigs, along with grey-green leaves rough to the touch. (There are other Viburnums that are smooth without rough hair on buds and leaves.) The rounded flower clusters are very spicy fragrant, having a pinkish tint at first, with individual flowers a bout 1/2 inch in diameter, and the semi-rounded flower clusters about 2 to 3 inches wide in April - May for about 10 days. It can get good wine red fall color, but not always. The hybrid Judd Viburnum that is a little larger shrub and having smaller, dark green leaves is sometimes substituted instead.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 23, 2012 1:51 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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