Japanese snowball bush

Viburnum plicatum 'Pink Beauty'

Japanese snowball bush - Viburnum plicatum  'Pink Beauty'

Common Name: Japanese snowball bush
Genus: Viburnum
Species: plicatum
Cultivar: 'Pink Beauty'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant, Has colourful autumn foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Purple, RedFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Wonderful white lacecap-like flowers in late-spring maturing to pink and toothed deeply veined dark green leaves turning red-purple in autumn. The horizontally tiered branches of this deciduous shrub make an excellent feature for a sunny shrub or mixed border. Best on fertile, moist well-drained soil it's particularly suitable for a Japanese-style garden.

  • Garden care: Keep the pruning of young plants to a minimum. Any vertical shoots that threaten to spoil the distinctive tiered shape of established plants should be cut back to their point of origin in summer after flowering.

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