Bloom! Plant Pick of the Week – May 31, 2017

Bloom! Plant Pick of the Week – May 31, 2017

‘MOLLY SCHROEDER’ VIBURNUM

molly schroeder viburnum

 

Bloom! Plant Pick of the Week – May 31, 2017

 

Viburnum plicatum ‘Molly Schroeder’ is a beautiful shrub that fits into a variety of garden settings… the staff at Bloom loves the showy pink flowers, unique among viburnums, and lovely horizontal tiered architecture characteristic of the doublefile varieties.  Doublefile viburnums are also known as Japanese snowballs, and are native to mainland China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.  Unlike some of our native viburnums like Cranberrybush and Arrowwood Viburnums, they are resistant to the Viburnum Leaf Beetle.

 

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow to Moderate

 

Soil Requirements

  • Intolerant of wet sites
  • Moist, well-drained soil is a must!

 

Sun Requirements

  • Shade tolerant
  • Full Sun to Part Shade

 

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

 

OTHER GREAT PLANT PICKS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK at Bloom:

 

  • Showy annuals for sun and shade: flats, hanging baskets & annual vines
  • Fruit Trees  & shrubs, patio plants like Raspberry Shortcake
  • Tons of vegetable plants, including heirlooms
  • Unique ornamental trees & shrubs (Japanese Maples, ‘Snow Tower’ Kousa Dogwood, Dwarf Gold Ninebark & more)
  • Perennials for pollinators (colorful coneflowers, tough native shrubs St. John’s Wort & ‘Kodiak Black’ Diervilla, & many more)
  • Perennials for shade with fancy foliage (Ferns galore, Coral Belles, ‘Sun King’ Aralia, ‘Jack Frost’ Brunnera….)

 

Kodiak-Black-Diervilla

‘Kodiak Black’ Diervilla

 

Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

 

Snow Tower Kousa Dogwood

Snow Tower Kousa Dogwood

 

Flowering Annuals for Sun

Flowering Annuals for Sun

 

Flowering-Annuals-for-Shade

Flowering Annuals for Shade

 

Colorful-Coral-Belles

Colorful Coral Belles for shade

 

Fabulous-Foliage-for-Shade-ferns-aralia

Fabulous Foliage for Shade 

 

Shade-Perennials

Shade Perennials

 

Vegetable-Plants -Starts

Vegetable Plants & Starts – Yum!