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Steady Eddy Doublefile Viburnum Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
5' 5'
Height
4' - 5'
Spread
4' - 5'
  • Details

    Features

    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 Blooming
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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
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