VIBURNUM plicatum 'Lanarth'

Commonly known as Japanese snowball

An excellent form, upright in habit but with horizontal branching. Should be grown where it can be viewed from above. White lacecap flowers
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  • Deciduous
    Heart-shaped, deeply-veined dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) across, turning red-purple in autumn
  • White
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright, bushy, spreading shrub. Produces large, sterile florets to 5cm (2in) across. Produces few fruit.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

VIBURNUM plicatum 'Lanarth'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Similar to 'Mariesii' with branches less horizontal.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, viburnum beetle, honey fungus, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. Pre. 1930. Raised as a seedling by PD Williams of Lanarth, Cornwall.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile.
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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