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Sheena’s Plant of the Month for June: Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’

Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’, or the Japanese snowball bush, has wonderful white lacecap-like flowers on horizontally tiered branches in May-June

The dark green leaves turn red-purple in autumn and I always think that plants that give two seasons of interest give good value.

This beautiful deciduous shrub makes an excellent specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border.

Give it plenty of space as it can grow up to 3 metres in the right conditions.

It’s easy to grow, and the distinctive, horizontal habit works particularly well in a Japanese-style garden.

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Plant of month: Wikimedia Commons / Steve Law

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