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Viburnum x Eskimo

Viburnum x Eskimo

A dense, compact shrub, growing 4 to 5' high and wide in 12 years. Can approach 8' upon maturity depending upon age and site location.  The result of a cross between V. x 'Cayuga' and V. utile making it a sister plant to V. x 'Chesapeake'.  Introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1981.  The leaves are a lustrous dark green and semi-evergreen at the end of the stems.  Flower buds are a pale cream with a touch of pink on the edges, opening to 3-4", non-fragrant, pure white, almost perfect snowball inflorescences made up of 80-175 tubular flowers.  Flower trusses are larger than those of V. x 'Chesapeake'.  Fruits are dull red, maturing to black and sparse.  Plants in flower are a real show stopper. 

USDA Hardiness Zone:



4-5 Feet


5 Feet

Viburnum x Eskimo Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow to Moderate


  • Compact
  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Black
  • Sparse

Winter foliage

  • Semi-evergreen