Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Oct 11th - Oct 21st, 2005
This is Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'Shasta', or 'Shasta' doublefile viburnum.
This horizontally branching deciduous shrub is a U.S. National Arboretum introduction
which grows up to 12 feet high and wide. It prefers full sun to partial shade
and, in May, 'Shasta' doublefile viburnum produces showy white flowers. By
July, bright red berries appear (inset, lower left) which make
a nice transition to the stunning burgundy fall color (inset, upper left). 'Shasta' doublefile
viburnum is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8, and
can be found in the Introduction Garden.
More information regarding this 1991 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant Award
winner can be found in our Arboretum Introduction Fact Sheet here.