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.
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.
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.
- 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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