from Instagram:

Doublefile Viburnum in the Woodland 🌱 Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ – let it roll off your tongue. 😉
A bit of interesting info from one of the best US garden plant websites, Missouri Botanical: .
{‘Mariesii’ is a doublefile viburnum noted for its distinctively layered horizontal branching… The wild form (f. tomentosum) is native to forests and thickets in China and Japan. Forma tomentosum has fine hairs on young stems and leaf undersides. Specific epithet means pleated or folded in reference to leaf veins… Flower clusters appear in two rows or files, hence the common name. Each flower cluster (4-6” wide) has small non-showy inner fertile flowers with a showy outer ring of pure white sterile flowers. Pollinated fertile flowers give way in summer to red berry-like drupes which eventually mature to black. Fruits are ornamentally attractive and a food source for birds. Ovate, serrate, dark green leaves (to 5” long) turn reddish purple in fall. ‘Mariesii’ honors Chelsea gardener Charles Maries (1851-1902).} .
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