Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

snowball tree ( syn. Sterile )

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Buy Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' snowball tree ( syn. Sterile ): Gorgeous snowball-like clusters of white blooms

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In May and June the branches of this vigorous deciduous shrub are smothered with large, snowball-like clusters of white or green-tinted white flowers - which sometimes age to pink. With maple-like, fresh green leaves that become purple-tinted in autumn it's an excellent ornamental plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border with fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

  • Garden care: After flowering prune established specimens, removing up to one in five of the oldest and weakest branches to the base. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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Gorgeous plant

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Came with a good open shape. Flowers beautifully. Autumn colour was a bit disappointing but that's mainly because of where it is positioned. Can't wait for it to assume nature size. Great soecimen

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If I prune my viburnum hard after flowering will it still produce flowers the following year?

Not so green fingers!

It is true that pruning this Viburnum may impact on the production of flowers in the following year, however you can help reduce this by doing any pruning immediately after the plant has flowered.

Helen

I love this shrub, but I have a paved garden with only pots! How would it fare in a large pot? Or should I (reluctantly) choose something else?

KatieB

Hello, You could keep it in a large pot (provided it is kept well fed and watered) for a couple of years, but ultimately it will be much happier planted out in the ground.

Helen

Hello, Could you please suggest two other shrubs to plant with the Viburnum. They will be in full sun and neutral soil.

Joanne

Hello there It really does depend on how large you want the plants to grow to but I have attached a few links below. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/cotinus-coggygria-royal-purple/classid.1010/ http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ceanothus-skylark/classid.728/ or http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ceanothus-concha/classid.714/

I think this viburnum is absolutely stunning and would love to grow it in my garden. However, at 4m x 4m I feel it is too big for the position I have in mind and there isn't another suitable spot due to the size and layout of the garden. Ideally I would like it to grow to approx 3m high by 2m wide. Is it feasible to restrict its size by pruning? If not, can you suggest a similar alternative? Many thanks.

Elaine

Hello there I agree this is a lovely shrub. It's eventual size could be 4m x 4m but this would be when it is mature and in perfect growing conditions. You can give it quite a hard prune after it has flowered to keep it in shape, and restrict it's size if needed. Hope this helps

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