Viburnum Kilamandjaro® Sunrise

Tiered branching, blushing blooms, and fiery fall color
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Features to Note


5 - 9

Mature Height

7 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
5 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2015

Viburnum Kilamandjaro® Sunrise is a flowering deciduous shrub offering 3 seasons of interest, blooming in late spring to early summer, but it may sporadically bloom throughout the growing season. Kilamandjaro Sunrise has a beautiful multi-stemmed architecture of tiered, horizontal branching, giving it a lovely layered and medium-textured appearance. Borne all along the branches, flat-topped, lacecap-like white flower clusters blush pink and appear "doublefile," with one on each side of a node. Large, well-developed, glossy red fruits follow the flowers in midsummer, providing sustenance for birds. And in fall, the foliage turns fiery red.

A Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum species, commonly called snowball bush or doublefile viburnum, Kilamandjaro Sunrise has an average rate of growth and a dense, distinct habit that is more upright and conical than the species. It's a spectacular specimen but is shown to best effect massed or grouped in beds, borders, or foundation plantings. And it makes a great hedge or privacy screen.

Cold hardy and easy care, doublefile viburnum grows best in sunny to partly sunny locations with moderately fertile, moist, well-draining soils, but it adapts to most soils, except very wet ones. Best flowering and fall color occurs with a minimum of 4 to 6 hours of sun a day. Only mature plants should be pruned, and any desired pruning should be done in summer immediately after flowering.


Item Form: 2-Quart
Genus: Viburnum
Species: plicatum
Variety: 'JWW 5'
Category: Shrubs
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 5
USDA Zone High: 9
Bloom Color: Pink, White
Max Bloom Size: 5.000000
Bloom Season Start: Late Spring
Bloom Season End: Early Summer
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Characteristics: Award Winner, Berries, Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants
Uses: Beds, Border, Fall Color, Specimen
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: AZ, GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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