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Viburnum Popcorn Shrubs for Sale Online
Viburnum Popcorn is an attractive, rounded, deciduous shrub with bright green foliage and smothered in plentiful clusters of brilliant white flowers from late spring into early summer. A fabulous plant for the garden as it is also very drought-tolerant and is great for butterflies and other pollinators.
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Viburnum Popcorn is an attractive, rounded, deciduous shrub with bright green foliage and smothered in plentiful clusters of brilliant white flowers from late spring into early summer. A fabulous plant for the garden as it is also very drought-tolerant and is great for for butterflies and other pollinators. A David Leach introduction. Unrivaled Purple-red to dark maroon fall color. Blackish red fruits in late fall and winter. Grows well in sun to partial shade and any moist soil.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full to Partial Sun|
|Habit:||Upright, densely branched|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late winter, flowers on new wood.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting.|
How to Care for Viburnum Popcorn
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Viburnum Popcorn plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Viburnum Popcorn to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.
History and introduction of Viburnum Popcorn:
On numerous occasions, plants developed in the United States travel to Europe, attaining pedigreed status with subsequent reintroduction to American gardeners. Such was the case with Viburnum Popcorn. The origin has been traced to the late David G. Leach who bred and introduced many superior rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and flowering shrubs. Mr. Leach's legacy continues at the 30-acre David G. Leach Research Station, a satellite of the Holden Arboretum in Madison, Ohio. According to Stephen Krebs, director of the station, the specifics were graciously provided. Viburnum Popcorn was a chance seedling that resulted from seed given to David Leach by Henry Gleason of Madison, Ohio, in 1982. Viburnum Popcorn was introduced into commerce in 1994 through Herman Losely & Son Nursery in Perry, Ohio. The original Viburnum Popcorn was 18 feet high and 21 feet wide after 24 years. Stephen Krebs describes Viburnum Popcorn as having "real flower power, for after peak bloom, a heavy rain knocked most of the flowers off and we were standing ankle deep in petals." He also noted that it is not fully sterile and fruit set is sparse. Based his my experience with so-termed sterile-flowered plants, the seeds that develop often result in sterile or double, and showier-flowered seedlings.