Viburnum dentatum ‘Red Feather®’

A Mike Yanney selection from Johnson Nursery, Wisconsin.  Selected from a block of seedlings because of its vibrant red new growth in the spring and early summer.  As new foliage ages, green veins appear on the red leaf surface giving them a colorful featherlike design.  As the leaves continue to age they will eventually turn all green but new growth will continue to emerge red giving a pleasant contrast.  Flowers and fruit are typical of the species.  This selection develops a rich maroon fall color on a consistent basis.  Grows 8-10′ tall and wide.

Plant Habit:
Shrub
Life cycle:
Perennial
Sun Requirements:
Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences:
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness:
Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone:
Zone 8b
Leaves:
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fruit:
Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers:
Showy
Flower Time:
Late spring or early summer
Uses:
Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant:
Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds:
Self-fertile
Stratify seeds
Propagation: Other methods:
Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators:
Various insects