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  • Japanese snowball bush
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'

Japanese snowball bush

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
12lt pot (0.6-0.8m) £79.99
12lt pot (0.6-0.8m) £79.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This beautiful, deciduous shrub makes an excellent specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border. In late spring, its tiered branches are topped with clusters of white lacecap-like flowers, and in autumn its toothed, deeply veined leaves turn reddish purple before being shed. Hardy and easy to grow, its distinctive, horizontal habit works particularly well in a Japanese-style garden.

  • Garden care: Keep the pruning of young plants to a minimum. Any vertical shoots that threaten to spoil the distinctive tiered shape of established plants should be cut back to their point of origin in summer after flowering.

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