Chinese snowball is one of spring's showiest shrubs. White flower clusters 6 to 8 inches across festoon its branches in late spring. The plant gets big—12 to 20 feet tall and wide. Though it looks like a hydrangea, it's actually a viburnum.

Chinese snowball is one of spring's showiest shrubs. White flower clusters 6 to 8 inches across festoon its branches in late spring. The plant gets big—12 to 20 feet tall and wide. Though it looks like a hydrangea, it's actually a viburnum.

10 Reasons To Plant A Snowball Bush   Grow in full sun (which is what I have) They have large 3-4″ blooms that resemble snowballs in late spring and summer After the blooms fade the leaves turn yellow and orange giving another round of color for fall They only need to be trimmed every 2-3 years Very drought tolerant It’s a heavy bloomer Extremely fragrant Can cut the flowers and put in a vase Easy to grow Cold hardy

10 Reasons To Plant A Snowball Bush Grow in full sun (which is what I have) They have large 3-4″ blooms that resemble snowballs in late spring and summer After the blooms fade the leaves turn yellow and orange giving another round of color for fall They only need to be trimmed every 2-3 years Very drought tolerant It’s a heavy bloomer Extremely fragrant Can cut the flowers and put in a vase Easy to grow Cold hardy

My Viburnum opulus has finally grown big enough to plant out into the garden.  Sun or semi shade - one for the bottom of the garden where the white border meets the woodland border.

My Viburnum opulus has finally grown big enough to plant out into the garden. Sun or semi shade - one for the bottom of the garden where the white border meets the woodland border.

Snowball Viburnum Bush - Viburnum. "Few plants have flowers this large... and you'll get hundreds of them on each bush! Bright white blooms look like cheerleader pom-poms. You'll get flowers in mid spring that last through early summer." Zone 4-8, H 10-20 ft, W 10-20 ft. by lakisha

Snowball Viburnum Bush - Viburnum. "Few plants have flowers this large... and you'll get hundreds of them on each bush! Bright white blooms look like cheerleader pom-poms. You'll get flowers in mid spring that last through early summer." Zone 4-8, H 10-20 ft, W 10-20 ft. by lakisha

Japanese snowball bush Viburnum plicatum 'Pink Beauty' - a great choice for a Japanese-styled garden

Japanese snowball bush Viburnum plicatum 'Pink Beauty' - a great choice for a Japanese-styled garden

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