Watanabe doublefile is a beautiful small shrub, much appreciated in our gardens for its appealing blooming.
Name – Viburnum plicatum v. tomentosum ‘Watanabe’
Family – Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae)
Type – shrub
Height – 10 feet (3 meters)
Exposure – full sun or part sun
Soil – ordinary, well drained
Foliage – deciduous
Flowering – May to October
Planting, caring for it and pruning contribute a lot to the proper growth of the Viburnum plicatum Watanabe.
Planting Watanabe Japanese Snowball bush
Preferably in fall but also in spring for specimens purchased in containers.
- Follow our advice on planting shrubs.
They don’t need any pruning.
Wait for the blooming to end if you wish to reduce or reshape the shrub.
- Refer to our guidelines on how to prune shrubs.
Learn more about Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Watanabe’
The ‘Watanabe’ 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.
You’ll also appreciate its humble but durable blooming for a very long time, from May to October.
Smart tip about snowball bushes
Avoid locations that are too exposed to harsh sun. Viburnum plicatum ‘Watanabe’ needs relatively cool soil to develop well.