Viburnum plicatum 'Pink Beauty'
Japanese snowball bush
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: white, maturing to pink
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Wonderful, white, lacecap-like flowers in late-spring, maturing to pink, and toothed, deeply veined, dark green leaves, turning red-purple in autumn. The horizontally tiered branches of this deciduous shrub make an excellent feature for a sunny shrub or mixed border. Best on fertile, moist, well-drained soil, it's particularly suitable for a Japanese-style garden.
- Garden care: Keep the pruning of young plants to a minimum. Any vertical shoots that threaten to spoil the distinctive tiered shape of established plants should be cut back to their point of origin in summer after flowering.
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