Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Introducing the Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum Double File Viburnum - a stunning, flowering shrub that's native to eastern Asia. With a ring of pure white, scentless flowers, this viburnum is truly a sight to see. These lovely blooms surround inconspicuous fertile flowers, forming a flat-topped cluster up to 4 inches wide and creating a spectacular mass of bloom. The fruits are small, measuring only 1/3 inch in size, but are bright red and change to black over time. This viburnum requires moist, well-drained soil, and has a horizontally layered look that creates an elegant appearance. In fact, it's been referred to as "possibly the most elegant of flowering shrubs" by horticulturist Michael Dirr. While it's native to China and Japan, this viburnum has found a home in the US South as well, but it does require a bit of shade. A parent of many cultivars, this viburnum can be the perfect addition to your garden. Visit plants.usda.gov for more information.