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VIBURNUM plicatum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise'

Commonly known as Japanese snowball

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2015 & RHS Plant of the Decade 2020 - People's Choice!!

Pyramidal habit which makes it suitable for containers or hedging. Flowers have a hint of pink but open white. Attractive red fruits in Autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Heart-shaped, deeply veined leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • White
    Hint of pink
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise'

 
Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Small £37.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2024

2015 plant of the yearIt is a striking structural shrub.
 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, viburnum beetle, honey fungus, leaf spot
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Netherlands. Jan-willem Wezelenburg, Hazerswoude
  • Flower Shape
    Lacecap
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a large shrub border
    Cottage garden
    Patio / pot plants
    Town garden
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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