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Viburnum plicatum Mariesii - Japanese Snowball

Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ is a beautiful plant with veined, oval shaped leaves. All year round, it highlights its charm by its change in colour.

In spring time you can catch a glimpse of the tree in full splender, as at this time, white flowers appear and leaves turn a gorgeous shade of green. Meanwhile, in autumn you will see a dramatic transition of colour, paired with red and black fruits.

As this tree is deciduous, during colder months the branches stand bare. This is a great time to see the shrubs incredible form, as they grow in a wide spreading tier structure.

It is happy to be placed in pots or garden borders, making it the perfect feature for any patio or smaller garden. Easy to maintain, Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ can withstand hard regenerative pruning. However, if you are looking for a more architectural, statement piece, leave the specimen to grow to its natural state and it will become an incredible addition to any garden.

FACT: Viburnum plicatum ’Mariesii’ is at its very best when flowering in May. It is often seen in pride of place at RHS Chelsea flower show due to this.

FACT: It has also been awarded Garden Merit (AGM) for being a reliable garden performer.

Plant Profile

Height: 3-4 metres

Width: 3-4 metres

Demands: Exposed or sheltered with full sun or partial shade

Soil: Well drained

Foliage: Deciduous ,White flowers in Spring and leaves turn purple in autumn

Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ info sheet

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