Viburnum japonicum with lustrous green foliage on a hardy compact shrub, bearing clusters of white flowers which ripen into small blue berries on female plants.
A rounded, evergreen shrub originating from Taiwan and Japan, which also is known by common names of ‘Japanese viburnum’ and ‘Hakusan-boku’. It has lustrous dark green leaves which are wavy in the upper half. Flowering brings an attractive fragrant scent.
It prefers a deep rich loamy soil in sun or semi-shade, and is an easily grown plant which succeeds in most conditions.
Where to use Viburnum Japonicum
- Ideal as a hedge or for shelter plantings growing to a height of 2m.
- Excellent filler or background plant
- Can be used in partially shady locations
Other plants to complement Viburnum Japonicum
Libertia Ixoidies makes a great contrasting landscape option, with its angular lines and contrasting colour.