RHS Chelsea Plant of the Decade

Jun 4, 2020
Viburnum ‘Kilimandjaro Sunrise’ Awarded Plant of the Decade

Concept Plants has announced the selection of Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Kilimandjaro Sunrise’ as the People’s Choice winner for the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Decade.

Known for its multi-stemmed, upright, compact, slow growing habit, ‘Kilimandjaro Sunrise’ presents pretty blush-pink, lacecap-like flowers, blooming abundantly in both spring and summer. In fall, the leaves turn fiery autumn hues, providing outstanding seasonal interest.

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Decade

Bred by Jan Willem Wezelenburg of Jan Willem Wezelenberg Nurseries, ‘Kilimandjaro Sunrise’ reaches 6 feet tall and 2 feet wide, making is suitable as a flowering hedge, garden border, or attractive specimen shrub in the garden. It is hardy to Zones 5 through 8.

“We’re thrilled to represent Viburnum plicatum ‘Kilimandjaro Sunrise’ in North America,” said Peter Van Rijssen, partner with Concept Plants. “With its fabulous white spring flowers and summer blush blooms, followed by spectacular autumn color, we’re confident this Plant of the Decade at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will become a favorite for many home gardeners in North America.”

Growers can expect the first plants to become available in fall 2021. For more information about ‘Kilimandjaro Sunrise’, click here.

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