SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT
Utility friendly tree.
Produces large showy white flowers that are sterile. Cultivar 'Kerns Pink' produces delicate pink flowers in snowball clusters.
Native to China and Japan.
Viburnum tomentosum 'Sterile'
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 15 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 60 years.
Leaves Oval, Dark Green, Red or Purple, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Bark Dark Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales, Thrip and Spider Mites, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Viburnum plicatum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/viburnum-plicatum >