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Viburnum

A Stunning Display of White, Snowball-Like Blooms

With its ability to adapt quickly to the landscape, Snowball Viburnum makes an ideal choice for gardeners looking for a showy plant with low maintenance. The popular variety creates a stunning display of white, snowball-like blooms with heavy flowering in the summer months. It is a wonderful for cut flowers to cheer up the home.

 

Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’

Snowball Viburnum

Heavy flowering in the summer months

Adapts quickly to the landscape

Stunning display of white, snowball-like blooms

Ideal choice for low maintenance.

Plenty of charm

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Plant Profile

Plant Type
Deciduous Shrub
Light
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Average Height
10' - 12'
Average Width
8' - 10'
Average Spacing
10' - 12'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6 - 9
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist
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Features & Uses

Features:

  • Attracts birds
  • Disease resistant
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Good for cut flowers

 

Uses:

  • Accent
  • Hedge
  • Mass Planting
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General Maintenance

Pruning:

With its beautiful natural form, there is little need to prune. If required, do so after flowering to maintain a desired size.

 

Fertilizing:

  • Apply general purpose fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears. Check with your preferred garden center for your specific area.

 

Tips:

  • Plant Snowball Viburnum at the back of a garden border to fill in a large space.
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Companion Plants

There are several plants that would make great companions in the garden or landscape.
The key to companion planting is selecting plants with similar cultural requirements. Below are a few suggestions:

 

Ever Red® Loropetalum, Blue Cascade® Distylium, Pink Explosion Azalea, Berry Dazzle® Crapemyrtle

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Viburnum offers a natural graceful shape that flows beautifully in the garden. Snowball and Pearlific® grow best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. When planting, condition the soil with plenty of organic matter. Add a layer of mulch after planting to maintain moisture in the soil.

 

shown: Pearlific® Viburnum

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Planting Guide

  • Dig a planting hole twice as large as the root ball
  • Remove plant from container and place in planting hole
  • Level top of root ball with the ground
  • Backfill
  • Water
  • Mulch
  • Keep moist until established

 

shown: Pearlific® Viburnum

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Pruning

  • Limit pruning to the removal of any damaged
    branches after flowering in spring.

 

shown: Snowball Viburnum

  • In the Garden

    In the Garden

    Low maintenance with plenty of charm! Snowball Viburnum features a cheerful display of showy, white blooms throughout the summer months.  With a larger size of 12’ h x 10’ h, try planting in the back of the garden to create a striking focal point. Combine with other flowering shrubs such as Ever Red® Loropetalum or Berry Dazzle® Dwarf Crapemyrtles to bring even more pops of color to the outdoor landscape.

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