Snowball Bush Viburnum

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Snowball Bush Viburnum Added to a Landscape Design. It Gets 3-4 Inch White Flowers That Resemble Snowballs in May or Early June. Can Be Pruned to Keep Under Control. Make Sure You Prune After It's Done Flowering but Before It Sets Next Years Buds. Can Be Planted To Form a Hedge.I’ve finally added the last bush to the landscape design, a snowball bush. Last fall I picked up on clearance everything except the weeping cherry and the snowball bush and now I have them both. I’ve been stalking the nurseries waiting for them to come in and finally Monday six arrived and I hightailed it over there to get my hands on two. 

Snowball Bush Viburnum Added to a Landscape Design. It Gets 3-4 Inch White Flowers That Resemble Snowballs in May or Early June. Can Be Pruned to Keep Under Control. Make Sure You Prune After It's Done Flowering but Before It Sets Next Years Buds. Can Be Planted To Form a Hedge.

I picked the  2 with the least amount of blooms I wanted to keep them all for myself this year. I know people are attracted to all the flowers displayed in rows, showing off their vibrant color and showy blooms but I do it just the opposite way. I find that one flower or bush that hasn’t bloomed yet knowing I’ll still get to enjoy it when it does flower. I know pretty is what sells but I don’t like to wait a whole year to see the blooms again.

Snowball Bush Viburnum Added to a Landscape Design. It Gets 3-4 Inch White Flowers That Resemble Snowballs in May or Early June. Can Be Pruned to Keep Under Control. Make Sure You Prune After It's Done Flowering but Before It Sets Next Years Buds. Can Be Planted To Form a Hedge.

I’ve wanted a snowball bush since I was a young girl. We had a friend that had a huge one in her yard, it was just beautiful loaded with all the white flowers and I still can remember the heavenly smell they give off. I told myself when I grow up I want a snowball bush. I’m not sure what took me so long to follow through but finally I have them and can’t wait to watch them grow and bloom.

Snowball Bush Viburnum Added to a Landscape Design. It Gets 3-4 Inch White Flowers That Resemble Snowballs in May or Early June. Can Be Pruned to Keep Under Control. Make Sure You Prune After It's Done Flowering but Before It Sets Next Years Buds. Can Be Planted To Form a Hedge.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

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  1. Melissa Smith says

    I like those too Dawn..and yes they get big..I don’t have room for one ..but have about 7 hydrangeas . Enjoy!!

    • says

      Melissa I can’t get a hydrangea to live at my place and I plan on keeping the snowball bush trimmed back, I don’t want it to get out of control.

  2. says

    We seem to have different bushes in bloom each month, and this month is the butterfly bush. Selecting bushes this way, one or two for each month of the year, is so much easier to do than planing rows of flowers that need de-heading, etc. I like doing things the easy way and bushes provide us with that. Your snowball bush looks so nice!

    • says

      Diane I can never get a butterfly bush to bloom more than one year. I have no idea why but I can’t. I can’t do the flowers anymore either….too much work for me!

      • says

        It must just be the areas we live in. I don’t do anything to my butterfly bushes and they bloom nicely….. however, hydrangeas? They give me one bloom and then look dead. LOL I think that the snowball bush would also give me grief. Yes…. must be the areas of the country we live in.

  3. says

    There was a knock at my door….a friend standing on my porch with a snowball viburnum…I kept saying that I wanted one, so when she was at the Farmer’s Market, she picked up one for me and surprised me with it….She said it was love your friends’ day!….Love your snowball bush…looks wonderful in that garden area that you have created…love those large rocks/boulders!

  4. says

    My sister-in-law gave me snowball bush for my birthday a few years ago and I love it. Like you, I had always wanted one. Now a weeping cherry in on my list but the nursery in our area is discouraging me from planting one due to the heat and humidity that we have during the summer.

    • says

      Jane I know snowball bushes do well in drought and hot areas but Im not sure about a weeping cherry. Did they say if you keep it watered it would do ok?

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