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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
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: 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
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.
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: