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Common Snowball Bush

Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
    24 reviews
Common Snowball Bush
Common Snowball Bush
Common Snowball Bush
Common Snowball Bush
Common Snowball Bush
Common Snowball Bush
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Common Snowball Bush

Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
    24 reviews

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
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Product Details

growing zone 3-8 Growing Zones 3-8
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Bloom Color Pink, White
Shipping Restriction AZ

The Common Snowball Bush isn't your everyday shrub. It is a showy plant you choose for your 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, the 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 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 them as a gift!

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!

Common Snowball Bush FAQ

How Fast Does This Viburnum Grow?

Up to 24" a year to reach a mature height of 10-15 feet. Space 8 to 9 feet apart for thick screen.

Where Should I Plant This Snowball Bush?

This adaptable Viburnum should be planted in grow zones 3-8 with full sun to part shade exposure. Azaleas and hydrangeas pair well when planted with these shrubs.

Are There Different Types Of Snowball Bushes?

There are a few different types of Viburnum including European, Chinese and Japanese Snowball bushes to name a few.

Common Snowball Bush Care


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.

Landscape ideas

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.

Learn when to prune your flowering shrubs.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Viburnum and Flowering Shrubs collection.

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