Viburnum Plicatum Summer Snowflake Japanese Snowball
This image displays plant 20-30 cm tall.
Height Excluding Pot:
(0ft 7-0ft 11)
Pot size: 3 Litres
Plant ID: 10706 B 105
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Viburnum Plicatum Summer Snowflake is a deciduous shrub with tiered branches, heart-shaped leaves, and pretty lace-cap flowers. It holds the RHS AGM and suits mixed borders, courtyards and coastal areas.
Japanese Snowball Summer Snowflake is native to China and Japan but it grows well here in the UK climate. Its full botanic name is Viburnum Plicatum Tomentosum Summer Snowflake. The term ‘plicatum’ means ‘pleated’ which references the textured almost folded foliage that grows in horizontal layers creating a tiered look. The foliage is dark glossy green, with deeply veined leaves. In autumn, the leaves turn purple-red and fall with the frosts. In late spring, flat white lace-cap flowers hover above the branches adding to the tiered impression. Flowers mature into abundant red fruits that turn black by summer’s end.
Japanese Snowball Summer Snowflake is a tough and unusual-looking shrub for low-maintenance spaces.
Height And Spread of Viburnum Plicatum Summer Snowflake Japanese Snowball Summer Snowflake is an upright shrub that will reach a maximum height and spread of 4 metres over 10 years.
How Hardy Is Viburnum Plicatum Summer Snowflake This is a hardy deciduous shrub that copes with harsh UK winters if the roots are well-drained. It is drought tolerant once established and rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Viburnum Plicatum Summer Snowflake Japanese Snowball Summer Snowflake is a good choice for small gardens, decks and balconies because its upright habit saves space. This shrub is attractive to pollinators and birds and is easy to maintain so it’s good for low-maintenance gardens and wildlife-friendly spaces.
You can grow Japanese Snowball Summer Snowflake in a plant container but it should be large, well-watered, and fed in the summer months.
How To Care For Viburnum Plicatum Summer Snowflake This hardy shrub needs very little care once established. Plant it in any type of well-drained soil from sandy to clay and it will perform well. It prefers full sun to partial shade and can cope with an exposed position, although the flowering display will fare better in a sheltered spot. There is no need to prune this pretty shrub, but it will tolerate cutting back in winter. Water well until established and mulch yearly in spring to provide nutrients for the growing year.