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Viburnum x Nantucket

Viburnum x Nantucket

The 20th cultivar from the National Arboretum breeding program.  Released in 2008 from a cross made in 1988 by the late Donald Egolf between V. x 'Eskimo' (v. x 'Cayuga' x V. utile) and V. macrocephalum f. keteleeri.  The male plant, keteleeri, was grown from seed collected from Zhejiang Province, China.  Selected for its fragrant and abundant , 4-5" inflorescences of fertile and sterile flowers that cover the plant in late April, early May.  Semi evergreen (completely evergreen in the south) leaves are thick, dark green and narrow.  Habit is upright and narrow.  Displays superior heat and drought tolerance.  Original plant was 12'x7' after 16 years.  Zone 6

USDA Hardiness Zone:



12 Feet


7 Feet

Viburnum x Nantucket Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Spreading

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Drought tolerant

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late April


  • Red to black

Winter foliage

  • Evergreen