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Newport Doublefile Viburnum

Viburnum plicatum 'Newzam'

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Newport Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum 'Newzam') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Newport Doublefile Viburnum flowers

Newport Doublefile Viburnum flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Newport Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum 'Newzam') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Newport Doublefile Viburnum in bloom

Newport Doublefile Viburnum in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Nanum Newport

Description:

A truly breathtaking shrub when in bloom, clothed in large balls of snowy white flowers held atop the branches in spring, as if covered in snow; attractive upward branching and good fall color; makes a fantastic specimen shrub

Ornamental Features

Newport Doublefile Viburnum is draped in stunning balls of white flowers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Newport Doublefile Viburnum is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Newport Doublefile Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Newport Doublefile Viburnum will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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