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Lilydale, Vic 3140
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Viburnums are a favorite garden plant that have been around for many years. Like any other plant with this history there are many species, hybrids and cultivars. It can be a real sleuthing job to find out the parents. However ‘Jermyn’s Globe’ is such a good form that there are plenty of historical notes. Viburnum x globosum is a hybrid between Viburnum davidii and Viburnum calvum.
Jermyn’s Globe is a selection of this hybrid. It was chosen for its tight compact growth habit, forming a mound about 2m high and wide. It produces masses of soft white flowers from mid to late spring. The foliage is quite large (up to 10cm) and deep green with distinctive veins. Best performance will be obtained in a part to full sun position in general soil. It is tolerant of moderate frosts and requires little water once established. A light prune and feed with Osmocote Slow Release after flowering will keep it looking good.
‘Jermyn’s Globe’ can be used as a border plant along a path or driveway, as a back drop for a low perennial garden or in large patio tubs. Its neat, compact shape make it a solid addition to any formal or clipped garden. Looks good planted with Azaleas, Camelias or Rhodondendron or as an informal hedge with Euonymous ‘Gold Thumb’