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Viburnum 'Eskimo'

Eskimo Viburnum


Released into commerce by The United States National Arboretum in 1981, Viburnum 'Eskimo' is a very handsome and compact shrub noted for its showy creamy-white flowers in mid to late spring and its semi-evergreen foliage. Opening from pink-flushed, creamy buds into dense snowballs, 3-4 in. across (7-10 cm), formed of 80 to 175 tiny white trumpets with golden stamens. The blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the plant and brighten the landscape. They are followed by fruits that mature from scarlet to black in late summer. The leathery, glossy foliage of ovate leaves emerges bright green, matures to a lustrous dark green before warming up to attractive shades of yellow, orange and red in fall. 'Eskimo' is a very rewarding shrub which is not only attractive but also compact and ideal for small gardens.

  • Grows up with a mound-forming habit, at a slow rate, to 4-5 ft. tall and wide (120-150 cm)
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and winner of the Gold Medal Award of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in moist loams but this plant is tolerant of a wide range of soils. Enjoys some drought tolerance.
  • Perfect as specimen plant or in shrub borders, striking hedges and screens and foundation plantings. A great shrub for the perennial border and even for containers too!
  • Attractive to butterflies!
  • Low maintenance, this plant has no serious insect or disease problems
  • Prune as required immediately after flowering.
  • Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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