Japanese snowball

Viburnum plicatum var. plicatum f. plicatum

  • Japanese snowball
  • Japanese snowball
  • Flower name
    Japanese snowball
  • Scientific name
    Viburnum plicatum var. plicatum f. plicatum
  • Aliasテマリバナ, テマリカ, 手毬花, Japanese snowball
  • Place of originCultivars in Japan
  • Place of floweringGarden, Park, Horticultural species, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonMay, June
  • Language of flowersPromise

What is Japanese snowball

Japanese snowball or Oh-demari in Japanese ( scientific : Viburnum plicatum var. plicatum f. plicatum ) is the horticultural varieties of Tomentosum (Yabu-temari , scientific : Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum)which is wild species native to Japan .Plicatum (Oh-demari) is a deciduous broad-leaved shrub of the family caprifoliaceae. Plicatum lets a pistil and the stamen of the bisexual flower of the tomentosum degenerate, and is not possible for the fruit because it has a neutral flower (ornamental flower) and is the cultivation class. It makes flowers with the white ball-formed volume bloom in early summer from late spring. The leavs have irregularity in the ovoid with the circle.

General name: Japanese snowball ,Scientific name: Viburnum plicatum var. plicatum, Native habitat: Japan, Hokkaido - Kyushu, environment: garden variety of tomentosum, life: deciduous broad-leaved shrub, Height: 2 - 6 m, shoots and leaves: with star-shaped hairs, leaf shape: wide oval, leaf length: 5-7 cm, the phyllotaxis: serrated, opposite,leaf quality: veins, cymose inflorescence shape: spherical, uneven, inflorescence length: 10 cm, flowers: all decorative flower, flower diameter: 2-places flower color: pale green →, white, pink, flowers bloom: single, yae, flower sise: 2-4 cm, Apex or leaf axil, petal-type flowers, petal-shaped : car shape, fruit: sterility, plant propagation: cuttings, use: garden, potted.


  • Eye
    Dipsacales
  • Family
    Caprifoliaceae
  • Genus
    Viburnum
  • Species
    V. plicatum var. plicatum
  • Type of flower
    Non-symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Wheel-shaped
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeDeciduous broad-leaved shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 600.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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