Big blooms are produced by a a wonderful addition to your own landscape, snow-ball bushes. These blooms look wonderful as cut flowers and attract wildlife to your own garden. Each selection of the shrub doesn’t need much upkeep and usually can tolerate most soil types.
European Snowball Bush
Also also referred to as European Cranberrybush, the European snowball bush (Viburnum opulus ‘Sterile’) grows in Sunset Climate Zones A2, A3, 1a through 9 and 14 through 24. Attracting birds using its pom-pom blooms that are big, the flowers that are white fade to shades of pink. As the summer months changeover in to autumn days – produce an orange red or purple tint. This shrub enjoys moist well-drained humus-rich soil in either full sunlight or partial shade. Air circulation between crops decreases the possibility of mildew infestation.
Japanese Snowball Bush
The big light-green blooms of Japan snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum) can be found in in late spring and gradually change white. The heart-form leaves of Japan snowball bush start to vary from from dark-green to reddish purple. This deciduous shrub can thrive in almost any soil pH level provided that it’s excellent drainage and isn’t picky. Growing in Sunset Climate Zones 3a through 9 through 14 and 24, Japan snowball can tolerate damp areas but tends to distribute if not kept under control.
Chinese Snowball Bush
The huge blooms of the Chinese snowball bush (Viburnum macrocephalum), which resemble those identified on hydrangeas, start as a green colour in the spring and turn white. Despite the fact that the Chinese snow ball can grow in shade, flowering will be encouraged by planting this shrub in full-sun. This snowball bush grows nicely in Sunset Climate Zones 3a through 9 and 14 through 24. Reaching heights between 18 and 8 feet, the snow ball thrives in moist soil that has excellent drainage and is not too alkaline. By pruning this shrub, its dimensions will be kept under control.
Fragrant Snowball Bush
A 1932 hybrid of the Chinese snow ball and Korean spice viburnum, the aromatic snow-ball (Viburnum x carlcephalum) attracts bees and butterflies using its basket-ball-sized aromatic blooms. The fragrant snow ball grows in partial or complete sunshine in the Sun Set Environment Zones 3a through 1-1 and 1-4 through 2-4. The soil needs to be moist and fertile with excellent drainage, ranging from acidic to somewhat alkaline. This shrub that is adaptable functions wonderfully as a display that is free or near a window.
Grand-Flowering Japanese Snow Ball Bush
The Grand-flowering Japanese snow-ball bush (Viburnum plicatum ‘Grandiflorum’) is a spreading shrub that generates huge blooms. These blooms turn white and slowly start off light-green in-color. In Sun Set Environment Zones 3a through 9 through 14 and 24, this snow-ball bush grows nicely in full-sun to partial shade in nicely-drained s Oil. The Grand- flowering snow-ball bush can tolerate moist places for example areas near ponds.