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DESCRIPTION: Upright spreading shrub with large serrated, lobed, dark green leaves that turn deep purple in fall. Very showy, large sterile ball-shaped white flowers in late spring.
BOTANICAL NAME: Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
OTHER NAMES: Snowball Viburnum
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 1.5 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1.5 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Fall Colour, Winter Interest
Snowball Viburnum features showy balls of white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The large serrated lobed leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The smooth gray bark and gold branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Snowball Viburnum is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Snowball Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Snowball Viburnum will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
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