Viburnum plicatum f.tomentosum 'Mariesii'

Location in the Gardens:

Season of interest:

  • Mid-late May

Description of plant:

Large, hardy deciduous shrub with wide-spreading, tiered branches, prominently veined, dark green, ovate leaves, purple in autumn.

Large lacecap heads of white flowers in late spring are occasionally followed by red, later black fruit.

Height: up to 4m (about 13 foot); spread: up to 4m (about 13 foot).

Ideal growing conditions and habitat:

Full sun, partial shade. Well-drained/light soil.

Country of origin:

  • Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan

Highdown history:

Collected by the famous plant hunter, Charles Maries (1851-1902) for Veitch & Sons, Chelsea, but also recorded as being collected by Robert Fortune.

Other interesting information:

The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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