Viburnum plicatum 'Kern's Pink'

Kerns Pink Japanese Snowball Viburnum

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Kern's Pink snowball viburnum is notable for the mixture of its pink and white flowers in the same large cluster when it blooms in May. The species is sterile so does not produce fruit. This cultivar has a vase shaped habit; it was introduced in 1957 by Carl Kern of Wyoming Nursery in Ohio.

Viburnums are a versatile genus of multi-stemmed shrubs that are well suited to the home landscape due to their range of sizes and cultural adaptability. Some viburnums are noted for their fragrant flowers; most bear small fruit that may add visual interest. Many viburnums have attractive fall color. There are over 100 different varieties of viburnum at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Pink, White
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 8