Viburnum ‘Mariesii’

Gallon – $5.97        2 Gallon – $8.00

Viburnums  are a versatile and garden worthy flowering shrubs which can be used for those problem areas – dry, wet,  sunny or shady.  A reliable performer and trouble free, they are attractive for their flowers, foliage & fruit.   Viburnums can be planted in groups for a hedge, as a living screen, or just as an accent or filler shrub.  They have four season interest and are good for attracting birds and wildlife.

Viburnum Marisii

Viburnum Mariesii

Viburnum’Mariesii’  (f. tomentosum) – A unique deciduous, dense, upright multi-stemmed flowering shrub with tiered horizontal branches.  Double rows of lace cap type clusters of white flowers appear on top the branches in spring.  Common name is double file viburnum which refers to the double rows of flat-topped blooms that extend along the branches above the foliage.

 

Flowers are succeeded by red berries in winter which eventually turn to black.  Leaves are dark green and heavily veined, turning to a burgundy red in fall.

Viburnum Mariesii is hardy in zones 5-8 and has no noted serious disease or insect problems. Make sure it has room to grow as it can reach a height of 6-8 feet with a spread of 8-10 feet.  Desired size and shape can be maintained with pruning.    Blooms on last years growth so be sure to prune after blooms have faded.

Size – 6-8 ft tall and 8-10 ft wide           Full to Part Sun             Zones 5-8

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