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Japanese Snowball
Scientific Name: Viburnum plicatum Thunb.
Synonym: Viburnum tomentosum var. plicatum
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Japanese Snowball (Viburnum  plicatum)
Viburnum plicatum roseum at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in late May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-9,14-24
USDA: 4-9

Heat Tolerance: Questionable, at least no afternoon sun

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Japan, China

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, 15 feet tall (4.5 m), 15 feet spread (4.5 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Cuttings in summer, seeds in fall (for the non-sterile forms)

The species name "plicatum" comes from the Latine for "pleated".

Japanese Snowball (Viburnum  plicatum)

Cultural Practices:
Prune to prevent legginess

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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