Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'
Height: 6 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6a
A truly beautiful shrub when in bloom, covered in clusters of snowy white flowers held atop the branches in spring; attractive horizontal branching on a compact upright plant, bright red berries and good fall color; a beautiful choice for the shrub garden
Summer Snowflake Doublefile Viburnum is smothered in stunning white lacecap flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. The red fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from mid summer to early fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall.
Summer Snowflake Doublefile Viburnum is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats.