A beautiful deciduous shrub with a handsome, horizontal branch structure, and one of the best Viburnums around.
In spring the branches are laden with masses of flowers that look like a layer of snow, which lays the foundation for its common name of Snow Bush. The best feature about Viburnum ‘Mariesii’ is that the blooms open double file along the branches, creating a much fuller effect.
Viburnum 'Mariesii' flowers are around 10cm across. The blooms are a combination of large infertile flowers and small, fertile flowers in the middle. If the blooms are fertilized they will mature to ornamental rose red fruits that age to black (inedible – but they look good and the birds love them). There is a better chance of berries through cross pollination, so planting more than one Viburnun is an easy and rewarding decision.
Viburnums are vigorous shrubs that become dry tolerant once they establish. Viburnums offer year round interest with a different show for every season; spring and summer flowers and or berries, autumn foliage and winter branch structure. Adding shrubs such as these to your garden provides good structure or bones to the garden and make great specimen plants.
Viburnums will grow in moderately fertile, to humus rich, moist soils and like good drainage. Suitable for a part shade to full sun position. Prune out the odd vertical branching after the flowers gave finished.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade