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 2 - 3 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 Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex 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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