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A picture of a Japanese Snowball 'Mariesii'

Japanese Snowball 'Mariesii'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'

Viburnum plicatum mariesii by Steve Law (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

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20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Japanese Snowball 'Mariesii' Overview

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii' is deciduous shrub who's branches spread out in a tiered fashion. In late spring it produces attractive and large lace cap heads of white blooms which develop into first red, then black fruits. in autumn, Japanese Snowball 'Mariesii' dark green leaves turn an attractive purple before falling. Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii' has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

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