Viburnum plicatum tomentosum - Japanese Snowball Bush
Product ref: S10810
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Viburnum plicatum was first introduced as the garden form found in Japan in 1844, before the original wild form, Viburnum plicatum tomentosum, was discovered. It is a remarkable shrub, with widely spreading branches that naturally assume a series of horizontal tiers. This layered effect is dramatic at any time, but especially when the flowers appear, neat lacecap heads arranged in two parallel rows along the upperside of the spreading branches. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Wonderful, white, lacecap-like flowers on horizontally tiered branches in May and toothed, deeply veined, dark-green leaves, turning red-purple in autumn. This beautiful, deciduous shrub makes an excellent specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border. Hardy and easy-to-grow, its distinctive, horizontal habit works particularly well in a Japanese-style garden. Strong plants supplied in 3 Litre containers.