Images Depict Mature Plants
Doublefile Viburnum Shrubs for Sale Online
Doublefile Viburnum Shrubs (mariesii) is truly a breathtaking shrub when in bloom. Clothed in snowy white flowers in a pinwheel arrangement atop the branches in spring as if covered in snow, with attractive horizontal branching and good fall color, making it a fantastic specimen shrub.
Viburnum mariesii has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. The calm white flowers make for a beautiful contrast to the foliage.
The Doublefile's average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. 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.
This is a relatively low-maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers.
- Works great with taller trees and shrubs.
- Wide-growing shrub.
- Blooms in late spring.
- Great for fire-scaping.
|Mature Height:||8 to 10 Feet|
|Mature Width:||8 to 10 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, spring flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Habit:||Spreading, 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 Doublefile Viburnum
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I plant a Doublefile Viburnum Shrubs?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Doublefile Viburnum Shrubs 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 backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Doublefile Viburnum 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 Doublefile Shrubs 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 too 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.
How do I water Doublefile Viburnums Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Viburnum Doublefile mariesii a good, deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I fertilize Doublefile Viburnum mariesii?
Viburnums such as Viburnum mariesii grow best if they are fertilized once or twice in the summer. Although some authorities recommend special fertilizer mixes to get the maximum results, Viburnums do amazingly well with a more relaxed approach. Feeding your plants is probably the single most forgotten part of growing healthy long lasting plants. We recommend feeding your Viburnum maresii in the very early spring and again in mid fall after all new growth has hardened off. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is the best product to use at the time of planting. Viburnum mariesii tend to use more nitrogen than some other plant families. Our ideal fertilizer schedule for you to use is as follows. Do an early spring fertilizer with a product such as Espoma Tree-tone or Plant-tone at the recommended rate this will give the plant a boost of nitrogen that will be needed for healthy abundant foliage. Follow this up with a early summer application of Espoma Holly-Tone, this will provide the necessary nutrients and raise the acid level in the soil which Viburnum mariesii favor.
How do I mulch Doublefile Viburnums?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Viburnum mariesii with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away that will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.