Is Viburnum 'Watanabe' a compact version of 'Summer Snowflake'?

may_flowersApril 29, 2014

I'm on the hunt for V. 'Summer Snowflake' but haven't been to the nurseries yet. Yesterday I came across 'Watanabe' at Home Depot. It's supposed to be a compact doublefile that blooms off and on all season. It claims to be 6' but I couldn't find any photos of a mature plant on the web. Would this be a good substitute for 'Summer Snowflake' if I can't find it at the nursery?

It's only seven bucks so I'm not concerned with HD quality so much, and most likely it was grown in Oregon where I live anyway. They look good.

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They may be one in the same plant. I have both, and neither stays below 6'. They perform similarly. I am sure they are quite mixed up out there in retail land, and one will substitute for the other.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 1:19PM
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Thanks, Kevin. Do they have any horizontal branch structure whatsoever like v. tomentosum? I'm really torn between the structure v. the repeating bloom. Tomentosum is the only one I've seen in person.

This post was edited by may_flowers on Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 16:45

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 4:44PM
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viburnumvalley(z5/6 KY)

Here's a nice 'Summer Snowflake' growing in Louisville, KY.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 10:22PM
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Like in VV's picture, they are more upright yet still have that horizontal branching structure of their brethren.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 8:31AM
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