Summer Snowflake Viburnum
Reblooms in Waves Summer Snowflake Viburnum
- Excellent Ornamental Shrub
- Stunning Horizontal Branch Structure
- Covered with Airy, White, Lacecap Flower Clusters
- Reblooms in Waves Spring through Fall
- Blooms Perfectly Offset by Dark Green Leaves
- Prominent Veins Give Foliage a Textured Look
- Glorious Red Fall Color
- Red-Orange Berries for Songbirds
- Compact Form Easily Fits Modern Lots
- Easy-Care in Well-Drained Soil
- Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
Just getting started with a blank slate of a yard? Or placing the finishing touches on your newly redesigned landscape?
Make the most of your outdoor space with the right-sized, four-season Summer Snowflake Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'). You'll have many years to enjoy a showy display of flowers, fruit and fall color all at the same time!
Summer Snowflake is a compact Doublefile Viburnum variety that works in small space gardens. It packs a lot of ornamental benefits into a lush footprint.
It's a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with horizontal stems. Come spring, Summer Snowflake is covered with lacecap clusters of white flowers in a double row above and below each branch.
The main flush happens early, but you'll have successive flushes through the season through September in most years. The ultra-dark green foliage is a perfect foil to set them off to perfection.
Each five-inch leaf has prominent veins symmetrically arranged off the main midrib. You'll be frankly astounded by their midnight blue-green beauty. Who knew leaves could be so pretty?
Snip a branch or two for cunning flower arrangements. Grow several shrubs so you can have plenty of fresh material on hand.
Using several shrubs also ensures the best berry production. You'll love how the sweet blossoms develop into bold orange-red berries that coordinate beautifully with the rusty-red foliage fall color.
Don't be surprised to see flowers and fruit on the same branch. You'll entice butterflies with the blooms, and local songbirds with the berries.
Even in winter, Summer Snowflake Viburnum holds its own as an architectural accent. The tiered branch structure takes its turn to shine after the leaves drop.
Summer Snowflake deserves a spot even in the most high-profile areas. Order yours today for a showy display all year-long.
How to Use Summer Snowflake Viburnum in the Landscape
Versatile Summer Snowflake makes a very special hedging plant. The densely held foliage gives privacy to patio planting beds.
Run a few behind your patio seating. Let your shoulders drop, and enjoy a cup of coffee in your pajamas without reprisal.
The well-structured branching also catches real snowfall. Reduce your shoveling task with a snow fence along your driveway set against the prevailing wind.
Create an interesting view for yourself. Plant three in a loose triangle in a mulched lawn planting bed where you'll see it from the picture window. Underplant with a fun collection of SunSparkler® groundcovers.
Summer Snowflake is a great size. It's large enough to use as a flowering, fruiting and fall color backdrop to a perennial border.
It's small enough to use in the foreground of a mixed shrub border. Plant them on the sunny side of taller evergreen trees, as well, to give them a little boost of visual interest.
Hide your air conditioner. Beautify your side yard. You'll find many places to enjoy flowering snowflakes in July!
Plant five feet apart on center to create a solid screen. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Fill a large area with multiple staggered rows to create a mass planting. This treatment looks amazing on commercial properties, too.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Summer Snowflake is easily grown in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Give it at least four hours of direct sunshine a day.
This plant does best in moist loamy soil. However,it tolerates a wide range of soils,as long as they drain well.
Pay close attention to watering when your shrub is young. After the roots are established, it displays tolerance to periodic drought.
Mulch is a great idea to keep the root system cool. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch, then pull it back from the stems.
Prune to shape as needed immediately after flowering. Timing is key, as it will start to develop next year's blooms on this year's wood. Don't wait too long, or you'll trim off the blooms for next year.
For best cross-pollination and resulting fruit display for fall berries, plant shrubs in groups rather than as single specimens. You'll love Summer Snowflake Viburnum, so that's easy advice to follow.
Order your high-impact, low-maintenance Summer Snowflake Viburnum from the expert growers at Nature Hills 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||After Flowering|