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Viburnum nudum 'Earth Shade'

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Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: nudum (NEW-doom) (Info)
Cultivar: Earth Shade
Hybridized by Monrovia

Synonym:Viburnum nudum var. nudum

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 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:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
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 22, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Earth Shade' possumhaw viburnum is a nice addition to one's viburnum collection, especially if you have the mass-produced 'Winterthur' and are wondering why you don't get the great fruiting characteristics that you bought it for.

It's because you need a pollinator that is not identical to 'Winterthur', and 'Earth Shade' (among other V. nudum selections) could be just your ticket.

I had twenty 'Winterthur' growing here, and barely a handful of fruit to show for it until I brought 'Earth Shade' on board. Since then, fruit out the wazoo. I have added other selections since, and continue to admire the colorful fruiting on all of them.

It is a relatively compact grower here in KY, but puts out the flowers and fruit. It also displays all the normal fall color features for the species, with red/orange/burgundy/yellow in a grand mix. It will tolerate some drought, but would prefer as wet as you want to give it. Downspout or water faucet feature, I call it. Partner it with Clethra, Itea, Ilex verticillata, or similar wet-site shrubs and you'll have a dandy landscape.

Regional...

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

Washington, District Of Columbia
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Nicholasville, Kentucky



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