Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Igloo'

A wide spreading, yet compact, dome shaped plant selected from a seedling at Winterthur Gardens, Delaware in 1991.  V. plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii' is on of the suspected parents.  Habit is full and dense right to the ground, so its masses of white 4" lacecap flower clusters in May give it the appearance of an igloo.  Sets good quantities of scarlet-red fruit.  Reported by Dr. Eugene Coffman, Ridge Road Nursery, Bellevue IA to have survived -20°F but until proven to withstand those temperatures on a consistent basis, we will list it as Zone 5.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



6-8 feet


10 Feet

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Igloo' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Broad spreading
  • Dense
  • Compact

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Shade tolerant

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Abundant and showy
  • Scarlet-red

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous