This shrub Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii has to be one of the most outstanding shrubs which you will find for that very special sunny position in your garden.
The eventual height is about ten feet, although information received suggests that it can take ten years to reach six feet, so obviously won’t outgrow its position too quickly. Branches grow horizontally in a tiered fashion without the need for training, pruning is unnecessary other than to tidy up and perhaps remove the occasional wayward branch.
The white showy upward facing lace cap flowers in May are borne along the length of the horizontal branches, giving a very striking and architectural appearance. The leaves in Autumn turn a reddish/purple giving a spectacular display. Best grown as a specimen shrub as the horizontal branches grow wide and would be restricted in the mixed border, which would spoil the effect of this very special deciduous shrub.
:Hardiness – Fully Hardy Deciduous Shrub
Position – Full Sun in Moist Fertile Soil
:Height – Slow Growing, 10ft after many years