Eastern Snowball

Viburnum opulus 'Sterile'

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7510
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Masses of pure white snowball-like flower clusters make a showy display in summer. Bright green leaves have a purplish-red fall coloring. Spectacular landscape specimen. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 12 feet tall, 10 feet wide, larger with age. Cutting grown.
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Botanical Pronunciationvy-BER-num OP-ew-lus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, or larger with age.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Design IdeasOn display in summer, this shrub is sure to cause a stir with its mass of white snowball blooms. Plant it at the back of the border where it will rise above its companions to show off. It also looks fine as the center plant in an island bed in the lawn.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureLarge, Exquisite Flowers

Tolerant of a wide range of soils; prefers average, loamy, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually after flowering to shape.

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