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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)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: beetles
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: skin irritant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months of cold stratification
Other info: plant is self-sterile, at least two distinct genotypes are needed to obtain good fruit production
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Beetles
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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May Plants for Honey BeesMay Plants for Honey Bees
By Mindy03 on May 11, 2012

May is the month when late spring blooms are going strong and early summer blooms are getting ready to show off. The living is good for honey bees.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 7, 2021 10:42 AM

This large evergreen shrub from central & western China is occasionally planted in landscapes of the upper South, lower Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic. It is offered by larger conventional nurseries and is used mostly by landscape architects and designers. It is one of the scurfy viburnum species with very rough, scurfy twigs, like Koreanspice Viburnum, and not smooth like other kinds of viburnums as Arrowwoods. It is the most scurfy of all the viburnums that I have ever seen with a heavy orange-brown coating, and some people can have an allergic reaction upon handling it. (I took photos of the still relatively young shrubs planted behind my yard by my neighbors a few years ago; whose yard is almost entirely of east Asian plants species while mine are almost entirely eastern North American native species; clash, clash.) It is possible to grow this species in USDA Zone 5, but in that northern zone is is semi-evergreen and can suffer from cold damage.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 2, 2012 11:39 AM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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