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Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'Popcorn'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: plicatum var. tomentosum
Cultivar: Popcorn

Synonym:Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum
Synonym:Viburnum tomentosum

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


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 softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

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

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral RosemaryK On Jan 28, 2012, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I hate to be too picky, but I'm seeing 'Popcorn' as a cultivar of Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum in my sources. This makes a difference because it won't pollinate the f. tomentosum cultivars, according to the experts I've consulted. Also, I doubt it's going to set any significant amount of berries on its own bush, either.
The list I have of plicatum f. plicatum includes: Kern's Pink, Leach's Compacta, Mary Melton, Newport AKA Newzam, Pink Dawn, Pink Sensation, Rosace, Rotundifolium, Sawtooth, Triumph AKA Trizam and Popcorn.

Positive ifonly On Jun 30, 2006, ifonly from Brookfield, CT wrote:

Fell in love with this viburnum at Oliver nursery in Fairfield CT, so of course it followed me home. It has pretty corrugated dark green leaves. Planted two weeks ago, at about 4.5 feet tall and 3ish wide.

Can't wait for next year's show!

This viburnum addiction seems to be growing...

Neutral hortensia On May 18, 2006, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

this is one of three forms of viburnum plicatum I grow. It always gives a great show, and is imperturbbly healthy

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

This will be a true crowd pleaser for those who already know and love viburnums, as well as those just getting started. A quick grower and precocious bloomer, Popcorn has the habit and flower style of the Japanese snowball but is supposed to have fertile flowers hiding inside those numerous puffballs of flowers. It will be a big plant. It seems to also have the habit of the snowball type plants, behaving in a more upright rounded pattern instead of horizontally striated branching. Fall color (and behavior in heat; see 'Shasta') is the same burnt orange and burgundy.


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

, British Columbia
Brookfield, Connecticut
Quincy, Florida
Savannah, Georgia
Elburn, Illinois
Poplar Grove, Illinois
Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Redford, Michigan
Upland, Nebraska
Elba, New York
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Toone, Tennessee
Lexington, Virginia
Grand Mound, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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