Japanese snowball

Japanese snowball

The Japanese snowball (Viburnum plicatum) is not only native to Japan. It is also found in China, Korea and Taiwan. It blooms in May and June.

Japan snowball

Depending on the variety and location, this shrub can grow up to 3 meters high. Here in Germany it is popular as a park plant.

Viburnum plicatum

There are several cultivars of the Japanese snowball available. That is why I am sure that the pictures do not show the wild type. The habit suggests that it might be Viburnum plicatum “Cascade”.

flowering Japanese snowball
The small flowers are framed by large but sterile flowers.