Steady Eddy® Doublefile Viburnum Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
Not your run of the mill doublefile viburnum! In our trials, it has beaten out 'Summer Snowflake' with improved, stronger blooming. You can see for yourself with its long bloom time in spring and repeat blooming in the summer. Its elegant, lacy blooms are held on a strongly horizontal habit, which brings a unique architectural feature to the landscape. Foliage is dark green, glossy, and has the hallmark deep veining of the species, which altogether looks lovely in the landscape and performs well as a filler for cut flower arrangements. Fall color is a brilliant purplish-burgundy.
Top three reasons to grow Steady Eddy® viburnum:
- Reliable repeat blooms!
- Space-saving habit, grows about half the size of conventional varieties.
- Low maintenance - just plant and enjoy.Long BloomingResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SpringBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:ConsistentNeeds Good DrainageUses:Border PlantUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
This mid-sized grower is fantastic for smaller gardens where it will fulfill the role of specimen beautifully. Also looks at home in mixed beds.Maintenance Notes:
Like other viburnum, Steady Eddy™ needs little special care.
Plant in well-drained soil and sun to part sun for best results. In warmer climates a little afternoon shade is beneficial.
Pruning is not required regularly, but if you wish to do so, make your snips after it has flowered.
Removal of the oldest stems every few years will encourage full, juvenile growth.Fun Facts:
Both viburnums and hydrangeas can have either mophead or lacecap style flowers. Mophead flowers have a majority of showy sterile florets for a big, snowball effect; lacecap have more fertile florets for a starry effect. As plants in the wild tend to exhibit the lacecap variation naturally, lacecap forms generally look more at home in informal or woodland landscapes.Steady Eddy® Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'NCVP1' USPPAF, Can PBRAF