Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum

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Gorgeous Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum

  • Compact Cultivar Fits Small Space Gardens
  • Sophisticated, Well-Branched Shape
  • Showy, Baseball-Sized Blooms Start Early
  • Sterile Flowers Won't Produce Seeds
  • Winning Cut Flowers
  • Excellent Choice for Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Beautiful Dark Green, Textured Foliage
  • Exceptional Red-Purple Fall Color
  • Easy Care
  • Great Hedge, Screen Or Border
  • Bird Habitat
  • Grows in Full Sun or Partial Shade

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.

Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum 'PIIVIB-II' PP# 28,958) offers major league interest with a plentiful show of rounded flowers. The bold blooms open celadon green and age to pure white.

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 are sterile.

The mounded, tight growth habit fits beautifully in today's smaller lots. You'll enjoy the versatility of these beautiful flowering shrubs.

Opening Day™ Viburnum makes a wonderful privacy screen aimed along your fences. Use them even in courtyards without fear they'll outrun the base size listed on the Plant Highlights.

The dark-green leaves have a beautiful pleated texture. The overall look is extremely attractive even when the flowers are gone.

As the fall temperatures strike a downturn, the foliage scores that fantastic red-purple color called Cabernet. Mellow out with family and friends during these championship series of cool days to finish the season.

This heavy hitter is an improved take on a classic garden plant. Don't miss the first pitch...sign Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum to your roster this season!

How to Use Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum in the Landscape

Put these three-season shrubs to work in your landscape. Hide unwanted views the easy way with their dense branching and large textured leaves.

Use a grouping of "right-sized" Opening Day™ Viburnum in a patio planting bed. 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.

Create a wonderfully modern hedge with their help. Let Opening Day develop into an informal "friendly fence" and make yourself and the neighbors happy.

Plant four feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Slide these hard-working shrubs into your existing windbreaks at home.

Add a pair to define either side of an entrance to an outdoor garden room.Or, use their sturdy charm to create the walls of a new outdoor space with the sky for a ceiling.

Call us superstitious, but 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?

#ProPlantTips for Care

These exceptional players need at least four hours of sunlight a day. 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 three years, do a renewal prune.

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.

As they say in ball! Order Opening Day™ Doublefile Viburnum today.

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
#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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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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, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green, white
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No