Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'

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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

    Wonderful white, lacecap-like flowers on horizontally tiered branches in May and toothed, deeply veined, dark green leaves, turning red-purple in autumn. This beautiful, deciduous shrub makes an excellent specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border. 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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Versatile and beautiful shrub


I have this beautiful shrub in a couple of places in my garden. I get two lots of blossom from it, Spring and Autumn, and berries as well so it is good value. The tiered branches are attractive all year round and there is good Autumn colour before the leaves drop. As a specimen planting it is hard to beat and is strongly recommended. The only potential problem, which has been mentioned in other reviews, is that in a hot, dry summer it can start to suffer and if it starts to go brown it needs thorough and regular watering. Of the two plants I have only one is affected in this way and it is because it is in a particularly dry spot next to a holly hedge. Easy to propagate as it has a slightly suckering habit and needs no attention other than the watering mentioned above. It is best not to prune as it adversely affects the lovely wedding-cake effect of the blossom.


East Midlands


I enjoy buying from Crocus, always healthy plants.


This plant arrived very healthy and I duly planted it in an available space in my raher overcrowded garden. It just sat there and I knew it was in the wrong place among roots of two apple trees. By chance another apple tree, about 50 years old, fell over at the end of summer 2018 because of the weight of apples it was carrying and had to be removed. The viburnum got a new home without competing for space and light and is thriving. I have not yet had any blossom, maybe 2020.

Senior Gal



This was beautiful when it arrived


This was so beautiful when it arrived and stayed so until all the heat last summer, when it seemed to wilt and loose its leaves- no matter what I did to try and help it. I am waiting to see whether it regenerate . I really hope it does.

Ali j

South east


I would buy these products again.


Planted these over a year ago and all did well except lily of the valley which had leaves but no flowers. Hope it will flower this year. Plants from Crocus are reliable.




Great purchase


A very attractive garden shrub.


North West Essex


New shrub


To early to add any comment as I purchased this shrub late in the year . I will know better next season when it flowers.


Nth. Yorks.



4.8 6


Is this toxic to cats?


Hello, I am not an expert on cats, so I would double check with your vet. I have however done a check on the Cats Protection website, and cannot see Viburnums on their list (please see link below)


This will grow large but can I plant in a raised bed/ trough 3m long x .5 m wide? Will the growth just be restricted? But is it possible? Thanks


I think the 50cm width may be a bit of a squeeze (and yes restricting the roots will always affect a plants eventual height and spread), but if it is a raised bed and not a trough, and the raised bed is not too high, then the roots should be able to reach the soil below and take hold. The only thing you may risk is that the plant will not be particularly stable when it matures.


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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