Maries Doublefile Viburnum

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A true supermodel of the shrub world - the Maries Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii') is nicknamed the Wedding Cake Viburnum, and it's easy to see why with its layers upon layers of horizontal branches stacked atop each other. Mariesii Viburnum is widely regarded as the most attractive shrub by experts! When in bloom and bespeckled with butterflies and bees, it becomes almost magical!

In spring, each branch is loaded with a double row of flat-topped clusters of white lacecap flowers. The two-inch clusters line each branch to completely cover the shrub from top to bottom. Well-organized, toothed, dark green leaves look almost quilted! Evenly spaced prominent veins angle off from the mid-rib to create a pleated look on the upper surface. Even after leaf drop, the horizontal tiered branches look great when bare for winter.

Mariesii Doublefile Viburnum is a handsome shrub that develops a trim, rounded shape and is adaptable and easy-going throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 through 8. Eye-catching red fruits develop from the double rows of white flowers. Songbirds will enjoy them as a nutrient-rich resource food before winter. In most areas, you'll enjoy a lovely fall color display of rich red and purple foliage. The show starts once the nights start getting cooler.

Planting and Application:

Use a single shrub as a bold focal point. Or, plant a row of them to become a wonderfully showy, flowering backdrop that doubles as privacy. Add a stunning, architectural shrub front and center in your landscape design. These wide-spreading, medium-sized shrubs are a delightful way to accent the start of a garden path or other points of transition in your landscape.

Use one as an accent by the corner of your garage to elevate the entry into your side yard. Add a pretty row along the edge of a woodland garden to mark the boundary between domestication and wilderness. The birds and wildlife will certainly appreciate the habitat, food and nesting sites. You'll appreciate the extra branches that you won't feel as guilty when snipping for your indoor vase bouquets!

The symmetry of Maries Doublefile Viburnum also makes a memorable hedge. Relax with the even tempo of their horizontal branches. Create a beautiful backdrop for your mixed garden borders. Or, place several behind your patio furniture as an outstanding privacy screen. Plant three shrubs in an open semicircle, then add a seating arrangement to welcome guests for coffee.

This special shrub looks amazing in a fusion Asian-style garden but holds its own in casual contemporary settings as well. How about using one of these glorious ornamentals for lighting up your Moon Garden? Maries Doublefile Viburnum earns the right to showcase your style in front yard settings for maximum curb appeal! If you have the space, add a long row along the front of your property or to decorate a wider side yard. You'll make the world a prettier place!

  • Very Showy White Lacecap Flower Clusters Display Atop Each Branch
  • Pollinator Support Plant & Lovely Red Fruit for Songbirds
  • Highly Textured, Dark-Green Foliage & Wide-Spreading, Horizontal Branches
  • Leaves Turn Burgundy Reddish-Purple for Fall Color in Most Areas
  • Incredible Formal & Informal Hedge, Specimen, Backdrop & Habitat

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This variety of easy-care Viburnum will perform in either full sun or part shade. It needs at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. Well-drained soil is best. Elevate your shrubs in a raised bed if your soil retains water. Establish your plant with careful watering during its first season. Thereafter, provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation. Apply a three-inch layer, but keep it pulled back from the main stems.

After the flowers are finished in late spring, prune lightly to shape. Plan for the full height and spread of this shrub, so you never have to prune. But if you do give them a trim to shape, do so as needed immediately after flowering because blooms develop on this year's wood. You can also skip tip pruning and renewal prune instead to have fruit for birds. Remove the largest, thickest stems from the ground every few years. Leave the young stems in place, which will flower nicely for you next spring.

If you live with deer in your area, apply repellent spray on the day of planting. Reapply according to the directions. Plant with other Doublefile Viburnum to maximize pollination and increase fruit production for your feathered friends!

  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Average to Higher Moisture Needs & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Deer Tend to Leave it Alone & Juglone Resistant

All Viburnums are impactful, but this variety? Many experts call it the most attractive cultivated shrub on the market. Rely on it to help bring definition and incredible ornamental features to your yard. Add our high-quality Maries Doublefile Viburnum shrubs this season. Have fun with this living "Wedding Cake." Can you think of a better present for newlyweds or a special anniversary? Hurry and order today at

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Maries Doublefile Viburnum Produce Fruit?

The Maries Doublefile will produce very ornamental red fruit, but for the best display, plant with another Viburnum plicatum nearby.

Do Doublefile Viburnum Bushes Spread?

The Maries Viburnum shouldn't produce suckers in optimal conditions.

Do Viburnum Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

The Maries Doublefile is a deciduous shrub that will drop its leaves each fall.

How tall is the Maries Doublefile Viburnum?

The mature height of the Maries Doublefile in optimal conditions is around 6-8 feet in height and 8-10 feet in width.

Will Maries Doublefile grow in the shade?

This Viburnum needs to be planted in full sun and partial shade to achieve the strongest growth, best color, and flowering.

How do you care for a Viburnum Bush?

These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need a sunny, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.

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4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
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Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
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#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Maries Doublefile Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate & Consistent
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No