Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'
Description: A superb shrub which is large and deciduous with widely spreading branches that naturally develop layers of horizontal tiers which provide a dramatic effect throughout the year. In spring the white lacecap flowers are produced in two parallel rows along the upper-side of the spreading branches. In autumn the dark green leaves turn rich purple before falling.
Uses: Good in a mixed border but also as a specimen plant where there is enough space.
Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade
Height/Spread: Up to 4 metres x 3 metres
Soil Requirements: Any free draining soil.
Pruning: Limited but careful pruning may be required to maintain the layered effect. Removing any crossing branches and ensuring an appropriate shape is maintained. Prune after flowering in late spring.
Additional Interest: Viburnum plicatum was first introduced as the garden form found in Japan in 1844 before the original wild form, V. f. tomentosum, was discovered.