Common Snowball Bush

Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'


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!

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!

growing zone 3-8
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Bloom Color White

How To 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.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Bloom Color White

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.

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

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Bloom Color White

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Tom M.
United States United States

snowball bush

plants got here very timely and in great condition

Steve H.
United States United States

Snowball in Florida

While driving thru Georgia in April, I saw these bushes which I had never seen. They were beauteous! Snowball Bush is the name and I found them at PlantingTree. The process was easy and the packing was very secure. As I'm not much of a gardener, the instructions for planting came on a water-resistant colorful card which was very helpful for a newbie like me. I thought I would save it and I put it in my pocket and promptly forgot it was there when I threw my jeans in the wash. Apparently the card is not water-indestructible, as my wife asked me what this paper-like substance she found in the washing machine was. Other than my washing machine error, PlantingTree's product and process was were fantastic!

United States

Snowball bush

Bush was beautiful, large, and with blooms! Have not planted yet in ground yet.

Margaret W.
United States

Superior Plant

I received my snowball bush within 72 hours after placing an order. The plant was received in impeccable condition - well-branched, great root system. I would recommend Planting Tree to all my gardening friends.

Tamara W.
United States

Lovely Snowball Bush

I ordered two snowball bushes and they came on the day expected. They were sent together in a very secured and well-contained box. I removed right away, and both bushes were in great shape -- green and leafy. and larger than I thought they'd be. Both went into a water bath before they went into the ground. When I put them into the ground, I also filled the hole with water and set them into it and let the roots absorb water again before filling with soil and compost. 5 days later and they are splendid and very happy plants! Very happy with my snowball bushes!!!

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