Monday, April 21, 2008

Viburnum plicatum: An Heirloom Garden Shrub

The Japanese Snowball (Viburnum plicatum) is an heirloom garden shrub in Itawamba County. This plant was introduced during the 1840's and was a very popular ornamental shrub during the late Victorian era. All over Itawamba County the showy blooms of this plant mark many old house sites and is found in the gardens of many old homes.

During Autumn the leaves turn a virbrant bronze in the historic garden. This shrub is currently blooming in the gardens of Itawamba County.

Photograph by Bob Franks

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