Viburnum opulus roseum is common snowball viburnum and the shrub s showy blossom clusters look like pristine white snowballs in spring. The softball sized blooms start out lime green and slowly turn white as they mature.
The snowball is a deciduous shrub and can grow to a height of four to five meters.
Chinese snowball viburnum plant profile. And while many viburnums are fragrant chinese snowball isn t a bonus for those with sensitive noses. This beautiful hydrangea like shrub is an ornamental plant and is mainly grown for its ball shaped flowers. In the 30 years i ve been growing it i ve seen no serious insect or disease problems.
It is native to america europe central asia and northern africa. Chinese snowball viburnum is a large shrub that can grow up to 20 feet tall. Too much shade can effect flowering.
Snowball viburnum is one tough plant. Apr 29 2015 gardenality is a gardening centric site made by gardeners for gardeners with tools that enhance any gardening for the expert to the weekend gardener. Macrocephalum chinese snowball adoxaceae.
Hot overhead sun to warm low sun soil moisture. The name couldn t be more apt. Semi deciduous shrub hardiness zones.
Once flowering is done this dense round shrub blends into the background allowing other plants to steal the show. Viburnum x burkwoodii is a smaller type of viburnum 8 to 10 feet tall that inherited some of the wonderful smell of its parent korean spice viburnum. Constantly wet soil could cause problems with the roots.
Chinese snowball viburnum overview 14 383 views. Because the blooms are sterile this viburnum does not produce fruit. Viburnum macrocephalum is a very large shrub it can reach 20 feet tall and wide with the largest flower heads up to eight inches in diameter among the different snowball bushes.
This plant is known as a snowball shrub or by its botanical name viburnum opulus. Gardenality is a gardening centric site made by gardeners for gardeners with tools that enhance any gardening for the expert to the weekend gardener. It is characterized by a rounded growth habit with large pure white blooms that adorn its branches throughout the spring months.
Dry between watering to constantly moist. Semi deciduous shrub hardiness zones. How to grow chinese snowball viburnum.
Give it ample room. This viburnum has been a popular planting since the 1500s and it s native to europe and north africa as well as the central regions of asia.