Pacific Coast Gardening forum: Spring has sprung into full bloom Viburnum Shasta

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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 6, 2017 1:51 PM CST

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
May 6, 2017 5:00 PM CST
Indeed! Beautiful shots!
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 6, 2017 11:42 PM CST
thank you Carol
i was hoping someone who knows Viburnums would see and comment on the specie
i can not find a Viburnum Shasta in the data base like this one
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
May 7, 2017 7:58 AM CST
Maybe https://garden.org/users/profi... can help
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 7, 2017 9:58 PM CST
thank you

Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 8, 2017 8:25 AM CST
mistake
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
May 8, 2017 9:26 AM CST
Well, a shout across country is heard!

Honestly, if I were you, I'd just cut down that mangey excuse for carbon storage and start over...probably wouldn't even start a decent fire.

Per your comment about the database images: there are not as many in ATP/National Gardening's file for 'Shasta' as you might find other places. What exactly is your question about the plant you've shown?

Your plant is showing classic Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum characteristics - heavy flowering, big sterile florets/bracts surrounding the fertile flowers in the lacecap blooms. You are in northern California somewhere, so I'm presuming everything performs better there than in the rest of the world. At least better than hot humid central KY limestone soils which dry out to concrete every summer.

Inquiring minds want to know...


John
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 10, 2017 2:24 AM CST
Wow, that's gorgeous, Dick !! Wish I had room for one...or two. I inherited a bunch of stuff from Rebecca when she shut down her nursery...and did get one viburnum, but not that one !
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 11, 2017 4:58 PM CST
thank you very much John
so you are verifying for me that it is Shasta ? if so i will post the images in the database
and i will get more images of the berries in Aug
btw: it is approx 8ft tall and maybe 15ft wide
and John yes i am in as far North in Calif as you can imagine near the Oregon border

and thank you Sherry
i wish i had gotten up and seen what Rebecca had but i was tied up
is your Viburnum in bloom ?

edited:
i measured it and it is 12ft tall and 20ft wide
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 11, 2017 5:18 PM CST
I'm sure that a lot of people miss Rebecca's nursery...she carried all the good unusual stuff. No, my Viburnum is still in a 5 gallon and not in bloom and not a specatcular one...I have a tiny lot and a lot of plants...LOL...

Hope you are well.......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
May 11, 2017 8:26 PM CST
I don't know that I could confirm that your plant absolutely is 'Shasta' - but that is likely if it is a planted/cultivated specimen, versus a chance seedling.

'Shasta' and 'Mariesii' are the most commonly available selections in the eastern United States, both being quite floriferous and showy in fruit. There are other selections that show hints of pink in their flowers ('Molly Schroeder' being one), but that is about the only difference with many named plants.

The important note for Viburnum aficionados: most viburnum individual plants are shy to self-pollinate - meaning they are poorly self-fertile despite having perfect/monoecious flowers. You will want to have a different (non clonal) Doublefile Viburnum growing nearby that can/will cross-pollinate your plant in order to have maximum fruit display. A 'Shasta' and a 'Mariesii' make a great couple.

Fifteen feet wide? And that isn't even bragging, for northern California, I bet. Someday, someday...
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John
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jun 8, 2017 2:45 PM CST












I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Jul 5, 2017 3:29 PM CST
July and the flowers are gone
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but there seem to be some berries developing
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i'm sure they will turn red in the next cpl months
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 5, 2017 4:29 PM CST
Does anything besides birds and bugs eat the berries?
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 5, 2017 6:56 PM CST
Oh, how swiftly Time passes...sigh...All Things Must Pass...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Jul 5, 2017 7:31 PM CST
not sure the birds eat those berries Carol
i will try to pay better attention :)
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Farmer Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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ViburnumValley
Jul 5, 2017 10:02 PM CST
I guess it depends on your birds. If you have other things they like more, I suspect they'll go that route.

People CAN eat the fruit, if you choose to. Should you want to, wait till they mature to black when they are soft, sweet, and kind of prune-y in flavor.

And when you come around to planting another one for cross-pollination, here's how you'll be rewarded - and all your fruit fanciers...


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John
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Jul 5, 2017 11:38 PM CST
Wow John
the blue Jays would really feast on those, we have a cherry tree and they don't leave us very many those
i guess i need to get in gear and find another one
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 6, 2017 11:33 AM CST
It's a lovely landscape plant in any case. Looks like it would take an awful lot of berries to get a mouthful for anything larger than a bird.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 6, 2017 12:44 PM CST
You just reminded me to go out right now and eat some blueberries as they're ripening...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....

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