- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
- Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
- Growing Zones 6 - 9
Viburnums are some of the easiest and most rewarding shrubs to add in the garden. Nantucket Viburnum is an introduction from the National Arboretum’s breeding program. Nantucket has a compact shape that needs less maintenance to stay tight and tidy. The large puffs of white flowers late in the spring encourage native pollinators to the garden by the masses.
The natural pyramid shape shows off semi-evergreen leaves that provide shelter for small wildlife that may be visiting your garden. The small red berries appear in the late summer and provide nutrition for birds through the winter. Nantucket has been developed to have superior drought and heat tolerance. This is one Viburnum that can be grown in the South with great results.
Nantucket Viburnum Care
Viburnum can handle just about any position in the garden. Full sun to part shade. Average to rich soil. Acid to alkaline soil is not an issue. Well-drained soil that retains moisture is best to help Nantucket establish well. Watering with soaker hoses or drip irrigation is the most efficient means. Mulching with organic compost or leaves in the fall will help build the soil water holding capacity and improve the texture over time.
Annual maintenance in the early spring is some light pruning if needed and applying a well balanced, slow release fertilizer. Pruning out any dead, diseased, dying or diagonal branches that have been affected by the winter will help keep Nantucket Viburnum healthy and tidy looking. Viburnum responds very well to a hard cutback or rejuvenation pruning if needed. Do not cut back more than one third of the branches at a time. This will ensure that blooming is not interrupted for the following year.
Nantucket Viburnum Spacing
Nantucket Viburnum reaches a mature height of 8-10 feet and a width of 5-6 feet. Spacing each shrub at 9 feet, center on center, will ensure the pyramid shape of Nantucket is highlighted. Good air circulation around plants helps to keep mildew and mold diseases to a minimum.
Nantucket Viburnum Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: Nantucket Viburnum|
|Scientific Name: VIBURNUM CARLESII X `NANTUCKET`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
For more detailed information, please click here.
Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.