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Best Spring Shrub – Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’

Viburnum M. growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

Spring is definitely flowering shrub power time but one of my all time favorites is Viburnum Mariesii. Several different cultivars of Viburnum are available with the most common known probably being the “Snowball” bush. As lovely as they all are nothing beats Mariesii for form and shape. With its distinctive layered, tiered branches there is no mistaking it. “Shasta” is…

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Double Flowering Plum

Double Flowering Plum at Sensible Gardening and Living

This spring shrub is absolutely gorgeous for about 2 weeks in spring. Double Flowering Plum ( Prunus triloba ‘Mutiplex’) literally explodes with double pink blooms. An averaged sized shrub growing to about 8 feet tall and wide and requiring very little prunning as it keeps it’s shape well. It starts to bloom on leafless branches and by the time the…

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