Viburnum dentatum 'Synnestvedt' CHICAGO LUSTRE Adoxaceae

Growth habit

Shrub - Clonal


Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Zucker Shrub Collection

Source of plant

Elite Growers, Bailey Nurseries, Fairweather Gardens


Deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub reaching 12' to 15' in height and width; flowers and fruit are typical of the species; fall color appears one to three weeks later than the species, and is an adequate, but not eye-catching, yellow-gold. This clonal selection is notable for its uniformity in the production block, and its sturdy, very glossy, dark green foliage. During four years of evaluation the leaves have remained sturdy and less affected by heat and drought than those of the species. Plants adapt well to heavy clay soils with high pH, and thrive in full sun or partial shade. Pest and disease resistance are excellent. The only problem evaluators have noted is a tendency for the plants to die back the following year if they are linedout in wet soil; apparantly the plants produce prolific new growth that fails to harden off, and they die back to ground level or die out.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

foliage characteristics, disease resistance