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Snowball Bush

Elegant with Impressive Blooms

An impressive addition to the landscape, this shrub produces masses of pure white, snowball-like clusters of blooms that slowly fade to gentle shades of pink. Blooms in late spring to early summer. Its soft green leaves turn red-orange and purple in fall. Grows 8- to 12-ft. tall, but can be cut back to control size. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Zones 3-7.
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  • Botanical Name: Viburnum opulus 'Sterile' AKA 'Roseum'
  • Height: 6-10 ft
  • Spacing: 6-8 ft
  • Depth: Soak roots 2-6 hours before planting. Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin.
  • Spread: 6-8 ft
  • Light Required: full sun
  • Color: white
  • Foliage: dark, glossy green, fall color not reliable
  • Blooms: May-June
  • Fruit: sterile no fruit
  • Zone: 3 - 8 (-30° F.)
  • Form: round
  • Flower Form: Large white pompoms flowers in spring that slowly fade to gentle shades of pink with age. These flowers are sterile and do not form the bright red fruits typical of the species.
  • Soil Requirements: moist or wet
  • Growth Rate: Slow to establish but overall fast grower
  • Pruning: Can be cut back every three to four years to 2-3' to control size if necessary, although bloom for the following year will be lost. Otherwise just prune as need to remove spent bloom clusters, dead/damaged branches, suckers and to thin out overcrowded branches.
  • Size: 2-3 in
  • Comments: Water well at time of planting. Foliage has good fall color (crimson) Flowers are sterile, producing no fruit. Produces masses of snowball-like blooms in late spring. Little pruning required. Periodically thin oldest wood. Prune to shape before new growth in the spring. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Trees & Shrubs
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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