Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta' (Double-file Viburnum)

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Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta' is a dwarf cultivar of Viburnum plicatum tomentosum, also called the double-file viburnum. Double-file virburnum draws its name from the double-file placement of the plant's white flowers, which bloom in flattened opposite rows along horizontal branches in the mid spring, and then sporadically reblooming through the summer.

The 'Shasta' cultivar grows to between six and eight feet tall, a few feet shorter than other cultivars, but its showy flowers produce a stunning layered effect even without the plant's full height. Flowers are also attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. In the summer, these flowers turn to small red berries, which are attractive to birds, and in the winter, unopened flower buds are a favored snack of squirrels, adding winter interest. Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta' prefers full sun and moist but well-draining soil, and provides as much variety in the garden as it does ecological use: 'Shasta' can be used as a small specimen tree, or grown as a hedge or foundation shrub, and transplants easily.

Note: To produce fruit, Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta' should be planted with at least one other Viburnum that blooms at the same time in order to successfully cross-pollinate.

Mature Plant Height: Very Tall: 73" and up
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Well-drained and Medium
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring and Summer
Flower Color: White
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Wildlife, Attracts Birds, Attracts Pollinators, Winter Interest, and Berries
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Small Space, Foundation Planting, and Specimen Tree

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