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Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro Sunrise
Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro Sunrise
Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro Sunrise
Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro Sunrise
Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro Sunrise

Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise'

Gorgeous lacecap flowers and fabulous foliage
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • An award-winning shrub with 4 periods of interest on one tree!
  • Layers of dense white flowers in spring ageing to blush pink, followed by red summer berries
  • Produces a second flush of flowers in late summer before bonfire-coloured autumn foliage
  • A compact tree or large shrub at 2.5-3m height, so ideal for borders or lawn
  • Supplied as an established, well-branched plant in a 3-litre pot

1 x 3L pot - Item: 511005
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Product Description

We like to bring our customers plants that we call 'good doers', and this lovely viburnum certainly is that combining four distinct periods of garden interest in one easy-to-grow, hardy shrub. It looks lovely as a specimen plant in a mixed border or a grassy area.

Awarded the Best New Plant at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015, 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise' erupts into flower, with tiered layers of white lacecap blooms in April and May giving rise to its occasionally used common name of the Wedding Cake Tree. These pretty white flowers age to a lovely blush pink, often with many overlapping tones on the plant at once.

This is followed in summer by bright red berries, which help feed the birds and other wildlife, before it surprises you again with a smaller autumn reflowering. Then, in a final blaze of glory, its leaves turn a bright red-purple in autumn before falling as it hibernates in preparation for another year of garden thrills.

Supplied as an established,  well-branched plant in a 3-litre pot, Viburnum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise' will grow to a compact 2.5m (8ft) tall and 1.5m (5ft) wide after 7-10 years.

What Is Supplied

Item 511005 supplied as:
Supplied as an established, well-branched plant in a 3-litre pot, ready for planting.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • To help your plant establish more quickly, add micorrhyzal fungi to the soil when planting.

 

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Viburnum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise':

  • Grow viburnum plants in a sunny or semi-shaded position, in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the soil.
  • Plant your viburnum at the same depth as it was planted in its pot.
  • Backfill the planting hole and water well to settle the soil.

Aftercare Advice for your 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise':

  • Water regularly throughout the growing season until young plants are fully established.
  • In spring, apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant.
  • Keep plants well-watered and apply a mulch to prevent the soil from drying out.

Pruning Advice for your 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise':

  • Viburnum requires little pruning. Any vertical shoots that emerge can be cut back to their point of origin in summer after flowering and any damaged or dead branches can be cut back to a healthy bud after flowering.

 

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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
250cm
150cm
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Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise'
Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise'
1 x 3L pot
Item: 511005
Only £12.99
Currently Unavailable