Consistently a scene grabber.
Never an off year. It doesn't matter if we have a dry spring, cool start to the season, horrible storms, or too much sun.
She blooms like clockwork and in perfect symmetry.
And for a long time, weeks and weeks.
She is never bothered by pests or any kind of leaf problem. Her confidence radiates, and no hungry bug or errant spore would dare approach.
Even though I have lots going on in the late May garden, every time I look around, I see her. She is elegant and delicate, but demands notice.
Even when Jim goes out to take a picture of other things in the garden, there she is in the shot, calling out to be noticed.
Hey guys, over here, in the distance. Scene stealer.
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta'.
Doublefile viburnum, or, as we say because it looks like white icing on horizontal tiers, --- the Wedding Cake shrub.