Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'

12lt pot (0.6-0.8m) £84.99
available to order from spring
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Buy Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii' Japanese snowball bush: Pretty lacecap-like flowers

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This beautiful, deciduous shrub makes an excellent specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border. In late spring, its tiered branches are topped with clusters of white lacecap-like flowers, and in autumn its toothed, deeply veined leaves turn reddish purple before being shed. Hardy and easy to grow, its distinctive, horizontal habit works particularly well in 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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A lovely shrub


I bought this plant from Crocus last autumn so am really waiting to see how it will emerge over the summer. Crocus supply a large, healthy specimen and I'm sure I won't be disappointed. It's already looking well formed and in good bud.


Northern Scotland




I had been looking for a Viburnum plicatum for ages. This arrived as told and was perfect. It now has a very happy home and I am delighed. Thanks to the Crocus team.




Good quality plant


Crocus plants always good quality, excellent service






This beautiful shrub was delivered two days after ordering (with lots of other smaller plants). It was very well wrapped and is covered in buds all looking very healthy (in mid March). I'm very pleased and will be ordering more soon.




Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Mariesii

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Specimen Ceanothus or another large bushy shrub.... Good afternoon, When I was first looking for a Ceanothus to replace the one we have in our front garden, I looked on your website, but you only had small ones. Our once lovely Ceanothus has been pruned out of all recognition again this year, as I planted it a bit too near our boundary when it was a baby. I know it may come back, but it is getting ridiculous as every time it grows back it has to be cut back again severely and then ooks a mess for most of the year. Have you got a nice, tall, bushy Ceanothus to replace it? I love my Ceanothus but perhaps if you don't have a big one, do you have another large, flowering shrub as an alternative? Hope you can help Regards Margaret


Hello Margaret, it is rare to find larger sized Ceanothus as they are usually quite short-lived and don't normally live longer than 6 - 8 years. We do have a selection of larger shrubs on our site like Hamamelis, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Acer, Cornus, Cotinus, Philadelphus, Syringa and Viburnum, so you may find something of interest. They will be listed in this section. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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