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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. 

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Common Snowball Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
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