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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Spellman

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Weeping Magic'

This doublefile viburnum has prostrate to pendulous branching giving it a low mounding habit, maturing wider than it is tall.  Although there is no descriptive literature on this plant, based on rate of growth and current size and habit in a 10 gal. container, we anticipate mature size to be 4' high and 6-7' wide.  Plants have the appearance of a birds nest spruce - Picea nidiformis.  The leaves are light green and the white flowers in spring, although sparse, are typical of the species.  Due to the sparsity of the flowers, so is the fruiting.  Size and habit are its main attributes since it is quite unique for a viburnum.  Fall color is typical plicatum. f. tomentosum red.  Another Willoway Nursery introduction.  Zone 5

USDA Hardiness Zone:



4 Feet


6 Feet

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Weeping Magic' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow to Moderate


  • Horizontally spreading
  • Compact

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Shade tolerant

Fall Color

  • Red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Sparse
  • Red

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous