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Wabi Sabi® Viburnum

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
  • Height 2-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-4 Feet Wide

Wabi Sabi Viburnum is a showstopper plant. It’s intricately veined leaves, horizontal branching loaded with huge, lacecap flowers reminiscent of white flowered wings of a bird along topped with bright red berries after flowering is just breathtaking! What is particularly special about this plant is it is compact, growing only 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet. wide, making it ideal for the smaller landscape unlike its most viburnums that are much larger.

In the spring when the blooms smother the branches with lacecap flowers like a hydrangea, they are covered with pollinators of every shape and size. Then the berries appear, deliciously red and attractive to birds. The combination of flowers and berries make this a fantastic plant for wildlife. Fall leaf color is a deep red brick shade. The shrub is deciduous and loses its leaves in the winter. However, because of its horizontal branching & the berries you have winter interest on this viburnum when snow falls on the branches.

Wabi Sabi Viburnum Care

‘Wabi Sabi’ should be planted in full to part sun with a moist but well-draining soil with a slow release fertilizer for acid loving plants and just average water is needed once established. Like all viburnums, they are deer resistant, insect and disease resistant. Pruning Wabi Sabi Viburnum is not necessary due to the compact size. Feel free to trim off dead branches throughout the year. This plant is hardy from Zone 5a to Zone 8b making it ideal for almost everyone.

Wabi Sabi Viburnum Spacing

This is a plant that can define a border in the landscape, fill a container or use it as a mass planting, creating a sea of white flowers as far as the eye can see in your yard. Space ‘Wabi Sabi’ 4-5 ft. apart if using as a hedge, border or mass planting to insure you can enjoy its branching and flowers. Place it in a container and use it as a focal point on the patio or even in the middle of the garden.

Wabi Sabi Viburnum Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Spacing: 4-5 Feet
Habit: Spreading
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'SMVPTFD' USPPAF
Common Name: Wabi Sabi® Viburnum
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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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.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

2 Reviews - Wabi Sabi® Viburnum Show Reviews

  • 2
    Dried out.

    Posted by Linda Stewart on Jun 19th 2020

    When I received they were dry. Most of the leaves were brown off or falling off.

  • 5

    Posted by Patrick on Jan 19th 2020

    really like this plant, and the beautiful flowers it produces each year!