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Fragrant Snowball
Viburnum x carlcephalum 'Cayuga'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: x carlcephalum (karl-sef-uh-lum) (Info)
Cultivar: Cayuga
Hybridized by Egolf
Registered or introduced: 1953

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Flowers are fragrant

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 softwood cuttings

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:

Rantoul, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Tiverton, Rhode Island

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 5, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Cayuga' viburnum is one of many excellent hybrid viburnum introductions emerging from the lifetime of work accomplished by the late Dr. Donald Egolf of the US National Arboretum. A complex hybrid from Viburnum carlesii and V. x carlcephalum, this shrub is more compact and disease resistant while retaining excellent fragrance and heavy annual flowering.

'Cayuga' is a superior shrub to most run-of-the-mill fragrant viburnums (if one can diminish any of them) for more southerly zones, where summer heat and humidity really makes V. carlesii look awful and often shortens its lifespan.

If planted with one of its allies that has overlapping bloom time (V. x juddii, V. carlesii, V. x carlcephalum among others), 'Cayuga' can have significant attractive fruit set whic... read more