Common Snowball Bush

Hardy Snowball Bush with Tons of Lush, White Blooms!

  • Blooms in late Spring
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • No messy berries for this fruitless variety!
  • Easy to maintain, pest and disease resistant, and deer tolerant
  • Enjoy cut flowers in your home or give as gifts!
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The Common Snowball Bush isn't your everyday shrub.  It is a showy plant you choose for you home when you want your landscape noticed!  There are many similar bushes, but you can't go wrong with the stunning Common Snowball Viburnum.

The Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' is fruitless, so no messy fruits to step on or invasive spreading.  Since this shrub doesn't produce fruit it is a heavy bloomer and for longer than similar varieties.  With a much stronger resistance to disease than similar plants, Common Snowball bush is extremely hardy.  The Common Snowball is as tough as it is beautiful...and this variety of snowball bush is extremely cold hardy into a zone 3.

Tons of gorgeous, pom-pom flowers similar to hydrangea burst open in spring.  These blooms start out green and transition to pure white over several weeks.   Spring blooms last into summer!  You will get loads of blooms from this Snowball Viburnum!  Enjoy the cut flowers in your home or give as a gift!

The Common Snowball Bush is stunning as a focal in mixed beds and cottage gardens. Try this cool hardy viburnum in a formal hedge or screen.  Plant 8 or 9 feet apart for a dense screen. The Common Snowball is a striking anchor plant to soften the corners of your home.  This large shrub is the perfect focal plant for small yards instead of a tree.  In fact you can prune this Snowball bush into a treeform.  It tolerates heavy pruning so go ahead and experiment with hedges, shaped shrubs, and treeforms! This bush will soften any landscape with its lovely, lush blooms.

This lovely viburnum is pest and disease resistant and deer and cold tolerant.  There is no need for pruning unless you want to maintain a certain size or shape.  The Common Snowball Bush is easy to maintain.  It is drought tolerant once established, enjoys full sun to part shade, and is adaptable to just about any soil.  Fertilize with our slow release fertilizer when planting and every spring for optimal growth and best blooms!

Show off your gardening skills with the Common Snowball Bush!  We won't tell anyone how easy it was to care for this low maintenance beauty!  Order yours today!


Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

How To Care for your new Common Snowball Bush

Plant in full sun to part shade. While the Common Snowball Bush does well in some shade, about 6 hours of sun is ideal for best blooming. A well-draining and slightly acidic soil is ideal, but this hardy viburnum is adaptable to most soils. Water deeply 2 to 3 times per week when newly planted and during establishment. While, the Snowball Bush is drought tolerant, it will perform best when watered if the soil becomes dry. Feed with a balanced, slow release fertilizer in early spring for best growth.  If your soil is deficient, fertilize in early fall as well.  This Viburnum does not require pruning to thrive, but tolerates pruning well. This large shrub is easy to maintain, and is disease, pest resistant and heat and deer tolerant.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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I have been pleased with the snowball bush that I ordered. I am not sure that the price was the best available to me as I have since found a similar product as a local nursery. I cannot complain about the ease of placing an order with The Planting Tree. Additionally, the bush was in good condition and beautifully packaged when it arrived at my home a short 3 days later. I think the real test will be what this bush looks like once we have it through one growing season.
September 9, 2017
2 months ago
Snowball Bush
My shrub arrived well packed and very healthy. It is planted, but still very small. Looking forward to watching it grow and producing beautiful "snowballs"! I have always wanted one of these, and I would highly recommend The Planting Tree to gardeners everywhere!
September 13, 2017
1 month ago
Great plants, arrived in excellent condition!
September 29, 2017
3 weeks ago
We Love it!
We love it thank you.

Our snowball bush arrived in great shape in a timely manner
July 10, 2017
3 months ago
Love snowball bushes. This bush is in excellent condition. Look forward to when it is in bloom.
The bush was delivered on time and in excellent condition. I will certainly refer my friends to your company!
July 20, 2017
3 months ago
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July 20, 2017
Jill RStaff
Healthy, perky plant
From order to arrival, time was super. The plant looked very gealty. Planted it and am now seeing new growth. Very excited for next year to see those adorable snowballs.
August 2, 2017
3 months ago
Came looking very healthy. Easy to plant. So far, it is looking great. I should have no problem in taking it thru the winter. Currently, I have it mulched with pine straw.
September 8, 2017
2 months ago
Excellent service!
Shipped in a timely manner. Plant arrived in a very healthy condition. Was very pleased!
May 9, 2017
5 months ago
Came as promised. Very healthy plant. Put it in and now we'll wait n see. Pleased so far.
July 15, 2017
3 months ago
I ordered two snowball bushes and they arrived quickly.
the bushes are not in the ground yet because we are building new steps. The bushes are healthy, full of leaves, large and definitely of excellent quality. Can't wait to plant. Maybe in the spring I will take pictures of the blossoms.
August 3, 2017
3 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
Wanted a large shrub to block deer from entering yard.
Rita P on Oct 4, 2017
Beautiful and deer resistant.
Karen F on Sep 3, 2017
Wanted a large shrub to block deer from entering yard.
Rita P on Oct 4, 2017
Looking for white bushes look nice.
Elisabeth C on Sep 5, 2017
Beautiful and deer resistant.
Karen F on Sep 3, 2017
I have seen these plants and they are beautiful. Have wanted one for years. Found this site and decided to order . Can't wait to watch it grow and bloom!
Paul L on Sep 1, 2017
It's a gift for my Aunt who has been wanting one for years.
bryan D on Aug 29, 2017
Husband does a lot of writing and use as a cover for privacy
Tamra B on Aug 23, 2017
a beautiful bush
Mattie W on Aug 14, 2017
Beautiful plant and my Mom has one when I was a little girl.
Eva E on Aug 13, 2017
It was bred from Appalachian heritage not foreign. It's hardy.
Sherri U on Aug 7, 2017
Reviews on this plants are great and the warranty is seems good
Joyce R on Aug 2, 2017
Fell in love and found they are all over the place and gorgeous
Lynn S on Jul 17, 2017
Wanted to add pizzazz to my front flower garden
Tod G on Jul 8, 2017
Wife has always wanted a Snowball Bush.
Lemuel C on Jun 20, 2017
I choose the snowball bush because I had one previously. It's very pretty and I love to watch the butterfly's that hang around it.
Chere B on May 23, 2017
My Mother in Law had two bushes. They were show stoppers. I'd never seen anything like them. They had such large, pure white, pillowy flowers. I can't wait to have one and gift one to my daughter!!
Shawn R on May 22, 2017
I love this bush and have had a problem locating one at local nurseries. Reviews are good for this site so I feel confident I will get a good quality bush.
Roswitha S on May 21, 2017
Creates a stunning show in spring ...
Carolyn W on May 19, 2017
I had a snow ball tree that I had to move due to a home project and it died. I was such a beautiful bush and I have looked for one locally but couldn't find one.
VISA T on May 7, 2017
Love the Elegance of this bush!
Sharon T on May 1, 2017
Needed a screen but also wanted blooming and relatively carefree.
Carol R on Apr 29, 2017
Looking for white bushes look nice.
Elisabeth C on Sep 5, 2017
I have seen these plants and they are beautiful. Have wanted one for years. Found this site and decided to order . Can't wait to watch it grow and bloom!
Paul L on Sep 1, 2017
My mom has one of these and I was wondering if I got a big chunk of the root of the plant and planted it in my yard should it grow or will a transplanted piece die??
A shopper on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We would not recommend it. You could try to take a cutting from one of the branches and try rooting that first.
how much privacy does this give between yards?
Dreia on Jun 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: it gets pretty big and the foliage is pretty dense, but it is deciduous so in winter you wouldn't have privacy. If you aren't worried about that then it is great for privacy.
What time of uear read be a good time to plant this place if you live in New Mexico?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Anytime is good to plant. As long as they are kept watered.
When is the best time to plant the bushes?
Loretta M on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on your location, but for any location spring and fall are great times to plant.
When is the best time to plant this bush if you live in mid Michigan?
Louise J on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: spring and summer would be best for colder climates. If you plant in fall, plant early. You want to give it plenty of time to establish before winter.
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