Plant Profile: Eastern Snowball Viburnum
Eastern Snowball Viburnum (Viburnum opulus 'Sterile')
Viburnums as a group consist of many species and cultivars and no garden should be without one.
The Eastern Snowball Viburnum contains abundant clusters of sterile white flowers in heads that
can be 3-4 inches across. The flowers emerge a pale green and quickly
change over to crisp white in mid to late April.
The leaves have a maple-like appearance and develop purplish-red fall color.
The shrub itself can get quite large, 10-12 feet tall and wide.
However, this should not deter the gardener from finding the perfect spot for it.
Plant Viburnums in full sun to partial shade in rich, but well-drained soil.
Try to site the shrubs in a location where pruning will only need to be done every few years.
Prune immediately after flowering.
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