Viburnum plicatum var. plicatum 'Pink Sensation'
Pink Sensation Japanese Snowball
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Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, dense, upright, to 6 ft tall and 10 ft wide. Flowers medium pink in dense clusters about 7.5 cm across. Foliage is bronzy when young, then green, and may turn red to burgundy in fall.
- ‘Pink Sensation’ is apparently one of many names for this selections. It may be synonymous with ‘Roseace’ and ‘Kern's Pink’, a selection introduced by Carl Kern of Wyoming Nursery, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1953 (Dirr, 1998). The selection ‘Mary Milton’ (aka ‘Mary Melton’) is similar to the above, however, the degree of pink color (vs. white) in the flower clusters may vary.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4