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PlantFiles: Viburnum
Viburnum 'Eskimo'

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

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ViburnumValley 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 Copperbaron 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 disease and insect resistant. All in all, what more could you want from a plant?


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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