Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'
Japanese snowball 'Mariesii'
'Mariesii' is a large deciduous shrub with wide-spreading, tiered branches and 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
SynonymsViburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii Great Star'
see moreViburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Mariesii'
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum f. mariesii
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Great Star
Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing or North–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grows well in most moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils
Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
Pruning group 8. Tolerates hard renovative pruning
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