Bracted Viburnum
Viburnum bracteatum 'Emerald Luster'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: bracteatum (brak-tee-AY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Emerald Luster
Hybridized by Dr. Michael A. Dirr
Registered or introduced: 1992

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 8, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Emerald Luster' viburnum is very similar to the arrowwood group of viburnums, having the same white flower heads in early summer (May/June here in KY). After the many pollinators have their way, the heavy fruit heads ripen to dark blue glossy fruit by mid July/August. Birds then visit upon them, and busily set about stripping the fruit.

'Emerald Luster' blooms later than most arrowwoods; a good pollinating partner would be either Autumn Jazz or Northern Burgundy. These would also match well with the excellent dark green thick glossy foliage of 'Emerald Luster'.

Dr. Dirr selected this plant for reliable performance through the heat of southeast summers. 'Emerald Luster' also bears decent fall foliage color, with reds-purples-oranges-yellows all on the sa... read more