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Viburnum plicatum

Japanese snowball

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Features

  • BloomsMay to May
  • Height1.5m to 4.5m
  • Spread4m to 5m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese snowball). This is a deciduous shrub, It will grow about 4.5m tall with a similar spread. It has hazel-like 8cm long, mid-green pointed oval leaves with serrated edges. The large flowers are creamy white and bloom in clusters, they are followed by small berries that are red at first then ripening to black.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

E. Asia - China, Japan

Interest and use

Semi-aquatic

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • 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

You can 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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