Prague Viburnum (Viburnum x Pragense) Zone 5 to 9
Prague Viburnum (Viburnum x Pragense) one of my favorite Shrubs. It has a large shiny leaves that are thin and grow 2 to 4 inches long. The large clusters of flowers start out as a light pink and turn into large white clusters. Prague viburnum has large clusters of attractive red berries in the summer that attract birds, rabbit, and other wildlife. The overall form is upright with a round shape. Prague viburnum is a very quick growing shrub that will not take as long as most shrubs to become fully mature. The Mature height is about ten feet tall and wide if untrimmed so make sure to space it properly, although I have seen one at a store near my house that is kept at 3, tall all year but it will need to be trimmed several times a year to maintain that size.
Prague Viburnum Landscape Use
Prague viburnum is a great shrub for a hedge row to block the wind and view but is also good as a specimen shrub in your lawn or island bed. Just make sure to space it away from a sidewalk or a house at least five or six feet. The only bad thing I can say about Prague is that it has a powder on the branches that might irritate your skin if touched but it’s not really that bad.
Prague Viburnum Facts
Mature height: The mature height is 10 feet but can easily be sheared into a smaller size.
Mature width: The mature width is 10 feet but can easily be sheared into a smaller size.
Soil type: Adaptable to most soil types Prague Viburnum can grow in acid soil, neutral, sand, clay, loam, and rocky soil.
Growth rate: Prague will grow over 1 to 2 feet per year.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade is best but I have seen them growing in the shade and doing well.
Moisture: Average well drained. Water Prague Viburnum when first planted until roots are established.
Flower: The flower comes out pink and turns into white when in full bloom. The clusters of small flowers appear in summer.
Seed: The flowers are sterile so no seeds will appear.
Winter color: The dark glossy leaves make this an attractive shrub for winter color.
Maintenance:Moderate to high. If it is planted as a foundation shrub or is planted close to something it can be a high maintenance shrub, but if it is used as a lawn shrub or used as a hedge it will be low to moderate maintenance.
Prague Viburnum Pictures