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Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro Tree

Flowering Viburnum Trees
  • £54.99 (ex VAT)
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Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro is packed with attractive features, starting with the pretty white flowerheads that cover the small tree in late spring. The flowers take on hints of pink as they age and are followed by dark red ornamental berries. Attractive, deeply veined leaves turn purple-red in autumn.

A small tiered tree or slender shrub, Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro will reach a height of 3 metres and spread of 2 metres in 20 years. This hardy variety will grow well in full sun to partial shade and most soil types. The versatility of this plant no doubt contributed to it winning the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year in 2015.

AKA Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Kilimanjaro, Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Kilimanjaro = 'Jww1', Japanese snowball Kilimanjaro

  • Common name: Japanese snowball Kilimanjaro
  • Awards: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2015
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Flowers: White flowers in spring
  • Foliage: Deeply veined green leaves turn purple in autumn
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade

Planting Advice for Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro

Our Japanese snowball Kilimanjaro are pot grown and so can be planted at any time of year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and approximately twice as wide. To help the bush establish effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of your original soil with 50% high quality compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the bush.

Aftercare Advice for Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro

If you’re planting Viburnum in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits to assist watering.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro

Simply prune Japanese snowball Kilimanjaro after flowering but avoid pruning any new shoot growth if your area is prone to frost. Mature Viburnum can be thinned out to improve their shape. Cut back any crossing, damaged or crowded branches.

Covid-19: We are still open! We are dealing with orders as quickly as we can and will be in touch about delivery if you already have an order with us.

Trees on pre-order are not ready to send out yet and an estimate of when they will be ready for despatch is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 10 days of placing the order. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 10L pot Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro Price £54.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 120-150cm 10L pot £54.99 (ex VAT)
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