Viburnum Kilamandjaro® Sunrise

Viburnum Kilamandjaro® Sunrise

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Tiered branching, blushing blooms, and fiery fall color
SKU 29442
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Item Form
2-Quart
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

7 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Viburnum Kilamandjaro® Sunrise

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.

Product Details

Item Form 2-Quart
Genus Viburnum
Species plicatum
Variety 'JWW 5'
Plant Patent PP27,552
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Special Features 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, ID, PR, VI

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