Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Willowwood Viburnum

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Plant Information

  • Scientific Name: Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Willowwood' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Viburnum
  • Parent: Viburnum x rhytidophylloides
  • Related Cultivars:

    Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'

  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 10-12'
  • Habit: Upright: spreading
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Full sun to partial shade. Requires a protected location in the northern half of zone 5.

  • Notes:

    A selection with attractive foliage that will flower sporadically throughout summer into fall following the initial spring bloom.

  • Pollination of viburnums:

    As are most viburnums, this species is self-sterile (cannot pollinate itself) and therefore requires another individual of the same species nearby for pollination and subsequent fruit display. Using clonal plants (cultivars) may be desirable where uniformity is important, but a planting of a single cultivar will bear few fruit.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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