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Viburnum plicatum ‘Pink Beauty’

Japanese snowball

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread1.75m to 2.75m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite-pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Viburnum plicatum ‘Pink Beauty’ (Japanese snowball). A deciduous, bushy shrub with dark green leaves turning red-purple in autumn. White-pink flowers are produced in late spring and early summer, followed by red, then black fruit.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

E. Asia - China, Japan

Interest and use

Semi-aquatic

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • 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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