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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Oct 11th - Oct 21st, 2005

Picture of Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'Shasta'.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'Shasta', or 'Shasta' doublefile viburnum.

This horizontally branching deciduous shrub is a U.S. National Arboretum introduction which grows up
to 12 feet high and wide. It prefers full sun to partial shade and, in May, 'Shasta' doublefile viburnum produces showy white flowers. By July, bright red berries appear (inset, lower left) which make
a nice transition to the stunning burgundy fall color (inset, upper left). 'Shasta' doublefile viburnum
is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8, and can be found in the Introduction Garden. More
information regarding this 1991 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant Award
winner can be found in our Arboretum Introduction Fact Sheet here.

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