First Editions® Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum

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Hope springs eternal each year in early spring, doesn't it? Let this early blooming Viburnum 'throw out' the first baseball-sized blooms to officially start your season. First Editions® Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum 'PIIVIB-II' PP28,958) offers major league interest with a plentiful show of rounded flowers. The bold blooms open celadon green and age to pure white. Pollinators adore these blooms and you will too as they fill your floral bouquets indoors!

These clustered balls make a fast impression, and last a long time as cut flowers in the vase. No need to worry about seeds, as each of the individual flowers is sterile. The dark-green leaves have a beautiful pleated texture. The overall look is extremely attractive even when the flowers are gone. Add height by mixing Opening Day™ with Chinese Snowball and Eastern Snowball Viburnums for a wide variety of heights and interests!

Put these three-season shrubs to work in your landscape. Hide unwanted views the easy way with their dense branching and large textured leaves. As the temperatures strike a downturn, the foliage scores that fantastic red-purple fall color called cabernet. The mounded, tight growth habit fits beautifully in today's smaller lots. You'll enjoy the versatility of these beautiful flowering shrubs. Versatile and adaptable to USDA hardiness zones 5-8, these deciduous ornamental shrubs are the perfect choice to welcome the spring season!

Planting and Application:

Mellow out with family and friends with groupings of space-saving and Doublefile Viburnum screening off your patio. Relax with family and friends in private style, without fear of feeling like you live in the dugout. These workhorses look great at the back of the mixed border. You'll appreciate their top averages, with plenty of color, texture and outstanding ornamental blooms. Songbirds roost and nest in these dense shrubs all year round and appreciate the shelter and habitat.

Create a wonderfully modern hedge with their help. Let Opening Day™ develop into an informal friendly fence and make yourself and the neighbors happy. Slide in these hard-working shrubs into your existing windbreaks at home. We predict you'll love these long-lived plants more and more as time goes on. Why not give a few as a welcome housewarming present?

  • Sterile Baseball-Sized Blooms Won't Produce Seeds
  • Easy Care, Early Blooming Mophead Flowers
  • Beautiful Dark Green, Textured Foliage & Exceptional Red-Purple Fall Color
  • Excellent Choice for Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Great Hedge, Screen or Border, Bird Habitat, Cut Flowers & Gift Plant

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These mophead-style Doublefile Viburnum are exceptional team players and need at least four hours of sunlight a day and they perform well in either full sun, or partial shade. Give them well-drained soil, and keep them hydrated with a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over their roots, then pull it back away from directly touching the stems. After the incredible flowers are finished, you can prune to shape, if needed. Every 3-5 years do a Renewal pruning. Simply remove several of the oldest, thickest stems down to the ground at that time. Leave the younger, thinner stems in place to keep the plant young and vigorous.

  • Grows in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Provide Mulched Beds & Moderate, Regular Moisture
  • Prune After Flowering To Deadhead & Shape Shrub
  • Deer Don't Prefer The Taste & Juglone Resistant

As they say in ball! Order the baseball-sized mopheads of Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum today! This heavy hitter is an improved take on a classic garden plant. Don't miss the first pitch, let sign Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum to your roster this season!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum Produce Fruit?

Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnums does not usually produce berries.

Does Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum Bushes Spread?

The Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum will rarely produce suckers.

Do Opening Day™ Doublefile Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

Opening Day™ Doublefile is a deciduous shrub that will drop its leaves each fall.

How tall is the Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum?

The mature size of the Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum in optimal conditions is around 6-8 feet in height and width.

Will Opening Day™ Doublefile grow in the shade?

This Viburnum needs to be planted in full shade and partial shade to achieve the strongest growth, best color, and flowering.

How do you care for a Viburnum Bush?

These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need a sunny, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Editions® Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Viburnum plicatum 'PIIVIB-II'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No