Hinton Ampner Garden

Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum

Japanese snowball tree


The South Border and the Rookery Path


A hardy medium (2.5m x 1.5m)bushy deciduous shrub with oval, toothed, dark green leaves that turn reddish-purple in autumn. Dense, rounded heads of large, sterile, white flowers in late spring.

Site and Care:

Does best in full sun or partial shade (but will cope with full shade) and fertile humus rich, well drained soil of any type. Pruning is only necessary to maintain shape and should be carried out after flowering. Propagation is by softwood cuttings in summer.