Viburnum sargentii onondaga (Sargent Viburnum)
An outstanding selection introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1966 as a result of the work of Dr. Donald Egolf. Upright habit when young, then more rounded with age. A superior cultivar featuring both ornamental foliage and floral displays. Leaves emerge fine textured, velvety, and maroon, later turning green but retaining a maroon tinge. This makes a vivid contrast for the new foliage which continues to emerge maroon. Showy maroon buds open in November to pinwheel-type creamy-white flowers with a pink tinge and purple anthers. The inflorescence, when opened, has a dainty, airy appearance that we like to think of as having a Milky Way effect. Red fruit is sparse. Fall color is red. A must have plant as a specimen or in mass plantings. Resembles a mix of a lacecap hydrangea flower with Quercifolia Oak leaf leaves only this plant can be planted in full sun.
H x W 1.8 – 2.4 mtrs
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