Viburnum Kilamandjaro® Sunrise Snowball Bush

Item #29442


Tiered branching, blushing blooms, and fiery fall color

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2015

Discover the beauty of Viburnum Kilamandjaro® Sunrise, a deciduous shrub that adds interest to your garden across three seasons. This stunning plant blooms from late spring to early summer and occasionally graces your garden with sporadic blossoms throughout the growing season. Its tiered, horizontal branching creates a captivating layered appearance, accentuated by flat-topped, lacecap-like white flower clusters that blush pink. The "doublefile" arrangement of flowers on each side of a node adds to its visual appeal.

As the seasons progress, large glossy red fruits follow the midsummer flowers, providing a delightful treat for birds. In the fall, the foliage transforms into a fiery red, adding a vibrant touch to your landscape. A member of the Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum species, commonly known as snowball bush or doublefile viburnum, Kilamandjaro Sunrise boasts a dense, distinct habit with an upright and conical growth pattern.

This spectacular shrub thrives when massed or grouped in beds, borders, or foundation plantings, making it an ideal choice for hedges or privacy screens. Cold-hardy and low-maintenance, Kilamandjaro Sunrise prefers sunny to partly sunny locations with moderately fertile, moist, well-draining soils. However, it adapts well to various soil types, excluding very wet ones. To encourage optimal flowering and fall color, provide at least 4 to 6 hours of daily sunlight. Pruning is recommended for mature plants, and any desired trimming should be done in summer, right after flowering.


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Genus Viburnum
Species plicatum
Variety 'JWW 5'
ppaf PP27,552
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 7 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Berries, Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants
Bloom Color Light Pink, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Fall Color, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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