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Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Kerns Pink'

A selection made in 1957 by Carl Kern at the Wyoming Nursery in Ohio.  An upright growing plicatum f. plicatum to 8-10' high and 6-8' wide, yet finer in texture and more delicate than the type.  Foliage is bronze tinged.  Flowers are a distinct but delicate pink carnation-like snowballs.  Sometimes the flowers revert to white, while others may be mixed pink and white.  Zone 5

USDA Hardiness Zone:



8-10 Feet


6-8 Feet

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Kerns Pink' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Upright

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • No