Gallon – $5.97 3 Gallon – $10.00
Viburnum macrocephalum – Chinese Snowball Viburnum – An old fashioned hardy, carefree shrub that is a showstopper in any garden. A reliable flowering deciduous shrub with large, showy white blooms similar to the all too familiar hydrangea blooms. Sometimes confused with the Pee-Gee Hydrangea as the large white blooms look similar, however Snowball Viburnum blooms in April through early June while the Pee-Gee Hydrangea blooms in August. Florets start as lime green then open to brilliant white flower clusters that often reach 6 to 8 inches across. Chinese Snowball Viburnum blooms are not fragrant and do not produce fruit. A stunning flowering bush in any garden with the added bonus of producing fantastic flowers for cutting. When cutting flowers, place stems in water immediately after cutting, For longevity, recut stems again at an angle before arranging in a sturdy vase filled with water.
Hardy in zones 5-8, Chinese Snowball Viburnum prefers full sun / part shade and grows 12 – 20 feet tall and wide. Plant in the back of a border for accent or use as a small tree. Blooms on old wood so best to prune soon after flowering to remove dead wood & shape to desired size.