Wabi-Sabi® Viburnum

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Exquisite Charm, Compact Wabi-Sabi® Viburnum

  • Showy, Low-Growing Ornamental Shrub
  • Excellent Choice for Small Space Gardens
  • Horizontal Branch Pattern
  • Large Lacecap Flowers Held High Above the Branches
  • Useful Shape and Size
  • Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators Adore the Nectar
  • Dark Green, Textured Foliage Looks Terrific All Season
  • Try as a Spreading Groundcover or Mass Planting
  • Perfect for the Border
  • Grow in Containers
  • Thrives in Full Sun or Part Shade
  • Deer and Rabbits Tend to Leave Them Alone

Add these tasteful, petite accent shrubs for graceful definition. You'll be charmed by Wabi-Sabi® Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'SMNVPTFD' PP #29,553)...and so will your guests.

Create springtime memories with a pint-sized slice of "living wedding cake"! This special Doublefile Viburnum spreads its strong horizontal branches out wide; but stays low and tight to the ground.

Fluffy, pure white lacecap clusters of creamy-white flowers hover over the top of every branch. You'll swear your shrub was frosted by Mother Nature overnight!

The display lasts for weeks, and supports plenty of essential pollinators with a rich source of nectar. Go ahead and be proud of your ecologically-sound choice.

Wabi-Sabi Viburnum has a prostrate growth habit that becomes slightly mounded at maturity. Basal branching from the base of the shrub adds to the very lush look.

Prominently veined foliage delivers an effortlessly dramatic visual backdrop. Elliptical leaves are semi-evergreen, especially in warmer climates.

Add the sturdy leaves as an effective filler in rustic flower arrangements. Fuzzy undersides only add to the rough-textured appeal.

Field-tested by the Proven Winners® team for many years, Wabi-Sabi Viburnum becomes a durable landscape asset. It's easy-care and performs in full sun or partial shade.

Place your order for Wabi-Sabi Viburnum today! What a neat way to polish up your garden design.

How to Use Wabi-Sabi® Viburnum in the Landscape

For an easy, modern landscape...plant a sweep of Wabi-Sabi along the edge of your shrub borders. It will work throughout several sun conditions.

Consistent design elements are the key to a professional look. Include at least one Wabi-Sabi Viburnum in all your planting beds to bring it all together.

They can be added to mixed perennial borders, too. Use them in Butterfly Gardens to add a formal sense of structure.

Update your foundation planting with these attractive spreading shrubs. Install a small mass planting at a turn or bend of your front walkway.

For a solid look, space them three feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Small space gardens need hard-working plants that perform well through the year. Even in the dead of winter, you'll appreciate the wide branch structure.

If you only have room for one, use it to maximum effect in a high profile area. Soften a twist or turn in a garden path for a showy spring garden moment.

Zen Gardeners can also make the most of these rugged groundcover shrubs. Drape the horizontal habit of Wabi-Sabi between a series of offset boulders to tell a subtle tale of connection between the hard elements.

Wasi-Sabi also makes a unique underplanting. Finish off the bare ground under a Chaste Tree or specialty Redbud for a classy patio planting that requires very little care.

Enjoy their unusual branching in your space. Why not include them at the base of a slope...with a windswept rough-textured partner like Sea Green Juniper behind them?

#ProPlantTips for Care

Provide at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. Wabi-Sabi Viburnum does quite well in either full sun or part shade.

Although they put up with many soil types, it's best if you look for well-drained soil. Bring in additional soil for a planting mound or raised bed in soggy soil that retains water.

Use Nature Hills Root Booster when planting to set them up for a long life of success. This symbiotic formula helps the feeder roots access micronutrients.

Pay close attention to watering the first season to get your plant established. If you keep your plants hydrated in dry weather, they stay happy and can maintain health and vigor.

Establish your plant with careful watering during its first season. Thereafter, provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis.

You'll want to add mulch over the root system in a three-inch layer. Then, pull it back away from the main stems for good air circulation.

Once the flowers are finished for the season, prune lightly to shape. This petite choice won't need much...especially if you plan for the full height and spread listed on the Plant Highlights.

Noteworthy Wabi-Sabi Viburnum is a pint-sized Doublefile Viburnum. These special plants have long been recognized as some of the world's most desirable in landscapes.

Place your order today...then rest and relax in your beautiful garden.

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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Wabi-Sabi® Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'SMNVPTFD'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes