Viburnum
Viburnum 'Eskimo'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Eskimo

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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 semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

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:

Wichita, Kansas

Clermont, Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Paris, Kentucky

Versailles, Kentucky

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 5, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Only lacking noticeable fragrance, Eskimo viburnum slowly grows to 6-8' in a dense rounded plant, and is literally smothered with the rounded white blossoms in late April in KY. If there is a suitable pollinator nearby, it can set fruit lightly but its strength is in flower and form.

Neutral

On Jan 29, 2002, Copperbaron from Vicksburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

The Eskimo viburnum was released in 1981 and is a cross between V. x carlcephalum 'Cayuga' and V. utile. It is the first selection that combines the tubular flower type in a snowball flower with the dwarf growth habit and semi-evergreen foliage of V. utile.

This is a deciduous to semi-evergreen, slow growing, compact shrub with glossy, leathery, dark green leaves. An abundance of 3"-4" snowball type flowers appear in early May. The fruits ripen in August to a dull red maturing to black.

It can be grown in a wide range of soil and climates, but does best in full sun to partial shade in a heavy loam with adequate moisture. It is suitable for use as a specimen plant, hedge, massed group, and in the shrub border. It is also excellent in containers. It is dis... read more