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Shoshoni Doublefile Viburnum*

Viburnum plicatum 'Shoshoni'

* This is a “special order” plant – contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade

Hardiness Zone:  4b


A spectacular shrub when in bloom, smothered in clusters of snowy white flowers held atop the branches in spring; fairly compact with attractive horizontal branching, showy red fruits and good fall color; great for smaller landscape locations

Shoshoni Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum 'Shoshoni') at Hicks Nurseries

Ornamental Features

Shoshoni Doublefile Viburnum is clothed in stunning white lacecap flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. The red fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from mid summer to early fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall.

Shoshoni Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum 'Shoshoni') at Hicks Nurseries

Landscape Attributes

Shoshoni Doublefile Viburnum is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Shoshoni Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum 'Shoshoni') at Hicks Nurseries

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Shoshoni Doublefile Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Shoshoni Doublefile Viburnum will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn’t necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a “special order” plant – contact store for details