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Viburnum plicatum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Viburnum plicatum Japanese Snowball,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Horizontal Branching, Rounded, Spreading, Upright

A large spreading deciduous shrub with horizontal branches of large green oval-shaped leaves that turn a stunning crimson colour in Autumn. During Spring clusters of fragrant flattened white flower heads appear followed by decorative red to black berries. A great feature plant with year round interest. Requires a large garden space for use as a feature plant or decorative hedge.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Park And Gardens, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Adoxaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate