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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shoshoni'

A more dwarf, compact seedling of V. plic. f. tom. 'Shasta' with all th attributes of 'Shasta' but growing only ½ the size.  distinctive horizontal branching maturing 6' tall and 8' wide.  The result of a cross pollination of 'Shasta' in 1967 which produced seven seedlings of compact growth.  Of these, only one exhibited strong flowering and long persisting fruit.  The 5 to 7 outer, sterile, showy florets average ¾" to 1¼" each with 50 to 130 greenish-white fertile flowers in the center.  Fruit is red changing to black.  Dark green summer foliage turns a dull purplish-red in the fall.  A Dr. Don Egolf/National Arboretum introduction in 1987.  Zone 5

USDA Hardiness Zone:



6 Feet


8 Feet

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Shoshoni' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Compact
  • Broad spreading
  • Dense

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Shade tolerant

Fall Color

  • Purplish-red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Red to black

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous