Mariesii doublefile is a very beautiful viburnum, much appreciated in gardens for its appealing blooming.
Viburnum plicatum Mariesii facts
Name – Viburnum plicatum v. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’
Family – Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae)
Type – shrub
Height – 8 feet (2.5 m)
Exposure – full sun or part sun
Soil – ordinary, well drained
Foliage – deciduous
Flowering – April to June
Planting, caring for it and pruning contribute a lot to the proper growth of the Viburnum plicatum Mariesii.
Planting your Viburnum plicatum v. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’
Preferably in fall or in spring for specimens purchased in pots or in containers.
- Follow our advice on planting shrubs
Pruning the Mariesii Viburnum
Wait for the blooming to end if you wish to reduce or reshape the shrub. Pruning after the blooming is over guarantees that you’ll have flowers again next year.
If you prune too late, as in end of summer or fall, you’ll risk cutting off flower-bearing branches.
- Find our advice on pruning shrubs
Landscaping with Viburnum Mariesii
Indeed, each layer seems more beautiful than the next, with levels of wonderfully detailed flowers.
Plant Mariesii as a stand-alone to maximize its impact on the garden and landscaping. Underneath it, pair it with other white flowers that bloom around the same period, such as white muscari, white daffodils or white tulips.
All there is to know about Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’
The ‘Mariesii’ viburnum is a very beautiful shrub which has a blooming as magnificent in spring as its foliage is in fall.
As part of a flowered hedge, as a standalone or in shrub beds, its growing and maintenance is easy.
Also part of the Viburnum family is laurestine or Viburnum tinus which is often found in our gardens. Another, the ‘Watanabe’ doublefile japanese snowball, has a blooming that lasts for a very long time, from May to October.
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Smart tip about Mariesii
Avoid locations that are too exposed to harsh sun.