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Viburnum macrocephalum

Viburnum

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread3m to 4m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourCream white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Viburnum macrocephalum (Viburnum). This species is a rounded shrub with dark green ovate to elliptic toothed leaves. The flowers are borne in the spring with white salverform terminal cymes which are sterile and look like snowballs.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Snowball bush

Origin

S America, S.E.Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour (in many deciduous species), flowers and, often fruits. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are moderately frost hardy. Grow them in any well-drained soil in sun or light shade.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings in the summer or from seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

All are prone to honey fungus and leaf spot. Aphids and viburnum beetles may be a problem.

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