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Viburnum 'Chesapeake'

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Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Chesapeake
Hybridized by Egolf; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1962

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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

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 simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive cloverlymd On Mar 14, 2008, cloverlymd from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

This is my favorite of the fragrant viburnums. The scent lacks the unpleasant edge that I at least smell in V. xburkwoodii. The one issue I've had with it is that for some reason it attracts browsing damage-- I suspect by rabbits.

Positive ViburnumValley On Jan 2, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Chesapeake' is another in the US National Arboretum viburnum group released by the late Dr. Donald Egolf. A handsome evergreen shrub, it gets bigger than its listing here, reaching 6' in my garden relatively quickly (and I've seen it over 8'x10' at the local arboretum on an old plant). The white flowers are not heavily fragrant but quite numerous, and with a pollinator nearby this plant will bear red fruit that turn black. The smooth foliage with a slight twist to the leaf is the distinction from other related evergreen viburnums. It has been killed back with severe zone 5 temperatures (-20F and below), but I think it's a star for milder zone 6 and warmer.

Regional...

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

Mountain Brook, Alabama
Overland Park, Kansas
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Cloverly, Maryland
Chesterfield, New Jersey



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