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Common Snowball Viburnum Bush
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Balls of Floral Snow in Late Spring

Common Snowball Bush, Viburnum opulus 'Roseum', is an ornamental shrub that has been a garden favorite for centuries because of the “balls of snow” it produces in late spring. One would make an eye-catching accent plant for your front yard, or plant several along your house or shed for a short, ornamental hedge.

There is nothing “common” about the Common Snowball Bush, and there are few plants more fun to have in your landscape!  Kids and adults alike love this rounded plant with its prolific supply of flowers. The giant, spherical clusters of white and green-tinted blossoms will appear in masses in spring.  Some of the pristine blooms will even take on a pink cast for additional color. 

As the season changes from summer to fall, so does your Common Snowball Viburnum. In the fall, the leaves turn a wonderful burgundy, reddish-purple.  

Common Snowball Bush is a deciduous, thicket-forming, Old World shrub.  It will grow to about 12 feet tall with an equal spread.  It’s very hardy, and once established, will thrive with minimal care. 

A fun plant that provides outstanding blooms with minimal care, the Common Snowball Bush is a must-have plant for your yard today.

* Spectacular spring blooms
* Amazing fall Color
* Hardy

How to care for Common Snowball Viburnum

This show stopping Viburnum does get large so be sure to give it some room and use it in the back of your shrub border.

Caring for this big guy is simple if you remember that they do bloom on last year’s wood.  Like all plants that bloom on last year’s wood, the thing to remember is the best time to prune them in right after they are done blooming.

By waiting to prune the branches until the flowers are done, the new growth that forms after pruning still has time to make new flower buds on that growth to make successive flower displays in spring.

If the plants become woody with age, you can selectively remove the oldest stems out to the ground allowing the nice young stems to remain healthy and keep on pumping out the flowers. 

This Snowball Viburnum in some areas may see aphids that may feed on the new growth so do watch for aphids early in the season so the foliage does not become affected.  Insecticidal soap or perhaps and insecticide may be necessary to eliminate aphid feeding in some years in some areas. 


Common Snowball Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White Snowball