3 Litre Pot. Viburnum Sargentii Onondaga
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Growth rate: Average
- Flowering period: May – June
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual height: 2.5m
- Eventual spread: 1.5m
Viburnum Sargentii Onondaga, a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a large, deciduous shrub, of upright habit when young, becoming rounded with age, the fresh young with three lobbed maple-like leaves, emerging a velvety maroon/purple when young, changing to dark green often tinged maroon during the Summer, then back to maroon/purple towards Autumn. Early summer tiny lace cap creamy white flowers surround its purple anthers, contrasting nicely against the green tinged maroon leaves, followed towards the Autumn by its bright red berries, much prized by the garden birds and other beneficial wildlife. Superb addition to any mixed shrub border.
Looking After Your Viburnum Sargentii Onandaga
Generally pest and disease free, although can be affected by leaf spot, an easy to grow deciduous Summer flowering shrub in many if not all locations. A low maintenance plant which can benefit from a sunny or partially shaded area in all types of garden from informal Cottage planting schemes to the more formal City/Courtyard. Viburnum Sargentii Onondaga will tolerate most soils, but will benefit from a humus rich, fertile, and well drained conditions, once planted apply a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost around its base, this will help retain some moisture during the dryer Summer months. Any pruning required to remove any damaged or unwanted branches to maintain shape and prevent overcrowding needs to be done shortly after flowering.