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PlantFiles: Japanese Snowball Bush
Viburnum plicatum

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Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: plicatum (ply-KAY-tum) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Veined
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral suki3380 On Oct 26, 2013, suki3380 from Currituck, NC wrote:

I got this plant from my Grandmother before she passed away. It really does have lovely blooms...but sometime in the summer and now in the fall- the leaves look diseased with white spots and browning...it looks sick! This is planted on the West end of our house next to a patio, this is not unusual as I've seen this before with this plant, but this year it seems particularly bad. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm thinking about moving it, even though it's huge (14 feet) I think it needs something I'm not providing, and I'm hoping to move it to an area that perhaps it might do better, still in the West, South West of the yard. Sunny, open and maybe less water logged? I hate to subject the plant to the move...but, I'd like to keep it alive and healthier than this!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Anselmo, California
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Currituck, North Carolina
Taylors, South Carolina
Pulaski, Tennessee



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