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Eastern Snowball

Viburnum opulus 'Sterile'

Pronunciation: vy-BER-num OP-ew-lus
SKU #07510

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Description Masses of large, pure white, snowball-like flower clusters make a showy display and are exquisite in floral arrangements. Glossy, bright green leaves have a purplish red fall coloring. A spectacular landscape specimen. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Spring to Early Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, or larger with age.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Hedge
Design Ideas On 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Peony (Paeonia); Clematis (Clematis); Lavender (Lavandula); Iris (Iris); Lilac (Syringa)
Care 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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