If you are looking for a hardy yet very attractive shrub Viburnum plicatum mariesii is one that is worth considering. Its performance through the year is outstanding.
Layers of white lace-cap flowers in spring and good green foliage through summer to autumn. It then puts on a brilliant autumn display.
The foliage turns to reddish bronze in late summer, holds through to autumn before falling.
This is one viburnum variety that is worth a spot in the garden for the autumn tones alone. With a very attractive tiered habit, this is a plant for the front of the garden border where it can act as a feature plant as well as a partition between garden sections.
Viburnum plicatum mariesii Care
Once established this is a plant that requires little extra care.
When planting prepare the soil well, digging in some well rotted compost. Consider the eventual size of this plant will be around 2 – 3 m in width, so give it appropriate space when planting near pathways and the like.
Try choosing an open position at the edge of a garden border, this is a plant that looks great when it is planted close to a lawn where it can be allowed to flow over the edges.
- Height – Will reach 2 – 3 m in height.
- Spread – Will spread over 2 -3 m.
- Position – Full sun to afternoon shade.
- Soil – Humus rich well drained.
- Flowers – White lace cap in late spring.
- Foliage – Mid green and textured, turning to bronze in autumn.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.
Mulch around the plant very spring after top dressing with a little blood and bone and watering well.
Viburnum plicatum mariesii is available for sale at the following participating nurseries.
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
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