Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'/Japanese Snowball Viburnum

Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake' / Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'
A branch of colorful berries and foliage in late autumn
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A branch of colorful berries and foliage in late autumn

Summer flower, foliage and developing fruit

Summer foliage

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Scientific Name: Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'
Common Name: Japanese Snowball Viburnum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an excellent viburnum for the woodland garden. It is normally multiple-stemmed and produces white flowers followed by orange-red berries that eventually turn black. The berries attract several species of birds and other wildlife. Viburnums are relatively easy to grow and tolerate a wide range of growing conditions from full sunlight to considerable shade. They do not normally have major insect and disease pests. It is reported that fruiting is best if several plants are grown in the same vicinity to insure cross pollination and thus more berries.