Wordless Wednesday – RHS Plant of the Year 2015

Viburnham plicatum f. tomentosum Kilimanjaro sunrise ('Jww5')

Viburnham plicatum f. tomentosum Kilimanjaro sunrise (‘Jww5’)

RHS blurb – ‘White lace cap flowers in spring followed by masses of red berries and then rich orange-red foliage in autumn gives this plant year round interest’

25 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – RHS Plant of the Year 2015

  1. This viburnum has long been one of my favorite shrubs. I’m growing ‘Summer Snowflake’, which is also a smaller cultivar. Did you see (third place) Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’? From what I can find on the internet, it looks like a great plant too.

    • Yes we did Marian, but the queue was long and we were not able to spend much time really looking at each plant, the 10 finalists are displayed in an odd enclosed space, not ideal at all. Our visit last Thursday felt like the busiest day of the week, but saying that it was still a wonderful day out.

  2. This is beautiful. I’ve been wishing to add a Viburnham but am always scared off by the size. Perhaps now is the time. Did you attend Chelsea? I think it would be amazing to see in person.

    • We did Susie and had a wonderful time, although it was very busy, the sun shone and folk were quite good natured about the queues to see each garden, I have nearly finished my blog on our day there.

  3. Hello Julie,
    Maureen here from Josephine Ballerina. Thank you for visiting my Wordless Wednesday pix.
    This is my first time visiting your blog, and oh! what a treat. Have to show it to my husband as he is the true gardener in the family. We live in a condo here in Maryland, USA. It’s a ground floor, end unit. We don’t even own the land, but he has made it quite a paradise.
    Going to follow you on bloglovin’. See you soon!
    πŸ™‚ m & jb

  4. Beautiful. I have Viburnum plicatum ‘ Mareisii’. It doesn’t seem interested in growing up but spreads further out each year. It is smothered in flowers this year. It looks as if this one is more upright

    • I really love Lace caps too Clare, I have a Lace cap Hydrangea (petiolaris) just about to flower at home, which always attracts bees and is lovely to sit near with a cup of tea!

      • That’s a plant I’ve always wanted! We have a NE facing wall which might be the right place for one but would have to cut an enormous pyracantha back to put it in. I have been weighing up the pros and cons about this for a couple of years now and still haven’t decided!

      • Can you have both? The Pyracantha is wonderful for wildlife. The Hydrangea sends out aerial roots into walls which make a mark. Ours is supported on a large trellis in front of a close board fence, I keep it to 8′ tall and about 15′ wide.

      • This is why I have been undecided for so long! The wall is brick and on the side of the house. there used to be ivy all up it which we have removed so the wall is already marked. The hydrangea would really brighten it up. We have two enormous pyracantha growing at the ends of the wall and a space in the centre. If I reduced the size of at least one of the pyracantha there would be room – maybe !

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