• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Kilimanjaro Sunrise = 'Jww5'

Japanese snowball [Kilimanjaro Sunrise]

  • Other common names Japanese snowball [Kilimanjaro Sunrise]

  • Family Adoxaceae

  • Genus Viburnum can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with opposite, simple or palmately lobed leaves and clusters of small, often fragrant white or pink flowers, followed by red, blue or black berries

  • Details Kilimanjaro Sunrise is a compact, slow-growing shrub with heart-shaped dark-green, deeply veined leaves. White lace-cap flowers, in profusion, cover the plant in spring and become flushed with an apple-blossom pink during summer. Flowers are followed by deep-red berries which become black; rich autumn foliage colour of orange and red

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam, Sand, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread 2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows well in most moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soils in sun or part shade. Berries are attractive to birds

Propagation Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8. Tolerates hard renovative pruning but regrowth of horizontal tiers may initially be upright. Some vigorous upright shoots may need removing

Pests Generally pest free but aphids may be troublesome

Diseases May be affected by a leaf spot and susceptible to honey fungus

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