Viburnum Mary Milton, a blissfully beautiful viburnum

Mary Milton viburnum

‘Mary Milton’ is one of the rare viburnums that offer a beautiful pink blooming.

Viburnum plicatum facts

NameViburnum plicatum ‘Mary Milton’
Type – shrub

Height – 10 feet (3+ meters)
Exposure – full sun or part sun
Soil – ordinary, well drained

Foliage – deciduous – Flowering – May to October

A spring-blooming shrub, it decorates gardens and terraces in a most elegant manner.

Planting Viburnum ‘Mary Milton’

It is best to plant your Viburnum plicatum or Japanese snowball in fall to favor root development before winter and renewed growth in spring.

This will lead to quick blooming.

However, if purchased in a pot or in a container, you can also plant in spring taking great care to water regularly at the beginning.

  • The Mary Milton viburnum likes well drained soil.
  • If growing it in pots, choose a good quality soil mix and ensure that water drains well.
  • Follow our advice on planting techniques.

Viburnum plicatum ‘Mary Milton’ needs relatively cool soil to develop well. Try to surround it yearly with organic materials to ensure this.

Pruning Mary Milton Viburnum

It isn’t necessary to prune the plant, but it can be useful if you wish to reshape older specimens.

Wait for the blooming to end if you wish to reduce or reshape the shrub.

Learn more about Mary Milton snowball bush

Viburnum plicatum ‘Mary Milton’ is a very beautiful shrub, and its blooming in spring is as wonderful as its foliage in fall.

As part of a flowered hedge, as a standalone or in shrub beds, its growing and maintenance is easy.

It has the advantage of being hardy and provides pollen and nectar for honeybees for their greatest joy in early spring.

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Smart tip about Viburnum Marie Milton

Avoid locations that are too exposed to harsh sun. It’s best to plant it where a tree or taller shrub will protect it for part of the day if you live in hot regions. In cooler places it can cope well with full sun.

Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Light pink flowers by J Biochemist ☆ under © CC BY-NC 2.0