Japanese snowball Viburnum 'Kilimandjaro Sunrise' pink-white - Hardy plant

Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimandjaro Sunrise'®

Japanese snowball Viburnum 'Kilimandjaro Sunrise' pink-white - Hardy plant

Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimandjaro Sunrise'®
From blooms to berries
The Japanese snowball 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise' (Viburnum plicatum) has a special way of growing and blooming. The shrub is pyramid-shaped and blooms in spring with flat, pink-white inflorescences. After blooming, it produces many decorative red berries. At the end of the summer, the plant blooms once again. Viburnums can be planted in open ground or in a pot, for colour on the balcony. The shrub can be planted all year round. The flowers bloom in the spring.
The gum tree does not need pruning. Plant the Viburnum in full sun. The shrub prefers well-drained soil. Give it extra water during dry periods.

If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
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Latin name: Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimandjaro Sunrise'®
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green,White,Pink
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: May - July
Growing Height: 100 - 200 cm
Planting distance: 100 - 120 cm

Make sure that the root ball on your Japanese Snowball (Viburnum plicatum) is soaked well before planting. Stand the whole plant in a bucket of lukewarm water for a while. Prepare a large hole and thoroughly loosen the soil with a fork. Plant your Japanese Snowball at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with more soil and heel well in. Water immediately after planting. The Japanese Snowball will thrive well in fertile soil. You can improve poor garden soil with the addition of some compost and granulated cow manure. This shrub should be in full sun.


Japanese Snowball (Viburnum plicatum) is a sturdy ornamental shrub that is very undemanding.
Help the young and newly planted shrubs through the summer, they need regular watering and must not dry out. More established shrubs can handle some drought. Fertilise these plants fortnightly in the spring and give them a nice thick mulch of granulated cow manure in winter.
This ornamental shrub is really hardy, but those potted up in a large pot or planter will be more sensitive to frost so they are best given extra shelter in severe winters.

Pruning your Japanese snowball (Viburnum plicatum)

Prune your Japanese Snowball (Viburnum plicatum) lightly after flowering from November on. Pruning is not really essential and the bush has its own pretty shape. If it is necessary to prune, take off the longer stems to keep it in form. Crossing branches can be removed entirely. This strong ornamental shrub will easily tolerate pruning.


The lovely Japanese Snowball (Viburnum plicatum) is a perpetually blooming shrub with pretty white flowers that continue to appear. Depending on the weather of course, the flowers can appear in May and then you can expect to continue seeing them right into September. These flowers smell delightful too and their strong smell will soon fill your garden! The plant also produces red berries, most appreciated by your garden birds, often even after frost. The berries are not for human consumption. The narrow leaves drop off for the winter after they've turned to lovely autumnal tints, mostly red.

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