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PlantFiles: Bracted Viburnum
Viburnum bracteatum 'Emerald Luster'

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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1992

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Category:
Shrubs

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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ViburnumValley 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 same plant.

This plant can tolerate a range of soil pH and varying moisture conditions. It is very happy with additional water, but it doesn't need it. My oldest plant is reaching 12' x 12' after about 15 years, and it is located near a downspout where it gets adequate water (when it rains).

Regional...

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

Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Nicholasville, Kentucky



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