The flat white lace-cap florets take on a pink blush that increases with age. The blooms of Viburnum ‘Tomentosum’ are followed by ornamental scarlet berries that age to black (inedible for us but the birds love them).
Viburnum Tomentosum has a lovely horizontal branch structure.
Viburnums are often unsung heroes of the garden, but once you see them in action, you just have to have one! There are a great variety to choose from, each with something special to offer.
Viburnums are vigorous shrubs that becomes dry tolerant once they establish. Viburnums offer year round interest with a different show for every season; spring and summer flowers and or berries, autumn foliage and winter branch structure. Adding shrubs such as these to your garden provides good structure or bones to the garden. Viburnums also make great specimen plants.
Viburnums will grow in average soils, but prefer the idealist, humus rich, moist. It does need to be well drained. Suitable for a part shade to full sun position. Prune out the odd vertical branch after the flowers gave finished.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade