One of the really graceful Viburnums, is Viburnum plicatum Lanarth. A naturally graceful tiered growth habit, textured foliage and masses of white flowers in spring. This species is from China and nearby areas, widely grown in Japan as well as Taiwan.
A very easy care shrub that will flower well in part shade. Viburnum plicatum Lanarth is at home near a water feature, as a feature plant in a lawn, or at the front of the garden border where it is allowed to flow over the edge of a path or lawn.
In autumn this is a Viburnum variety puts on a show of purple foliage. The flowers which appear in spring may give way to red berries that age to a deep purple.
The flowers form on the horizontal branches, so this gives is a clue as to how to prune. Remove the unneeded verticals.
Best grown in a humus rich soil that is well drained. Once established this is a relatively drought tolerant. We do suggest watering as required over the first few summers.
Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
Fertilise in late winter to early spring by top dressing with well rotted compost and some aged cow manure, a general purpose slow release fertiliser can also be used.
Selective pruning of branches after flowering can help to maintain a good shape.
Viburnum plicatum Lanarth Summary
- Botanical Name – Viburnum plicatum Lanarth
- Family – Caprifoleacae
- Height – To around 3 metres
- Spread – To around 2.5 metres
- Position – Part shade
- Soil – Humus rich well drained.
- Flowers – White
- Flowering period – Spring.
- Foliage – Mid green and deciduous.
- Growth Rate – Medium
Viburnum plicatum Lanarth is available for sale from the following nurseries
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
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