Adoxaceae. This dense, compact shrub is a cross between V. x ‘Cayuga’ and V. utile , introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1981. The leaves are a lustrous dark green and semi-evergreen at the end of the stems. Flower buds are a pale cream with a touch of pink on the edges, opening to 3-4″, non-fragrant, pure white, almost perfect snowball inflorescences made up of 80-175 tubular flowers. Fruits are dull red, maturing to black and sparse. Plants in flower are a real show stopper.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates wide range of soils.
Ht. 1.5 m. Garden Origin ***