Japanese Snowball

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Zone
5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8,
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Planting Zones 5-8
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

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We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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Japanese Snowball is an upright, multi-stemmed foliage plant that grows 8 to 15 feet tall

This shrub (Viburnum plicatum) may be the most famous snowball tree, partly because it's the only one that has been widely propagated. The shrub is an upright, multi-stemmed foliage plant that grows 8 to 15 feet (2.4 to 4.5 m.) tall. Image plants growing in a small or large mass of simple leaves, sturdy stems, and white blossoms appearing in spring.

Thin, spiky limbs, dark green oval leaves, and clusters of white flowers topped with pinkish-red stamens attract butterflies to the snowball tree. Young Japanese snowball trees proliferate for their first few years, reaching 4 feet (1.2 m.) in five years, then slowing down significantly as they age. These shrub do best in Zones 4–9; the USDA lists them under plants hardy to Zone 7 (20 degrees F).

Snowball shrubs have a spreading, upright growth style reaching roughly 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 m.) in height with equal width. Each snowball shrub bears pure white flower clusters measuring 3 to 4 inches (7 to 10 cm.) wide in spring. These clusters consist of both male and female flowers. The showy, sterile flowers are 5-petaled and often referred to as catkins. The male pollen catkins fall from the plant about two weeks after the appearance of female flower clusters. In some cases, female bushes produce smaller catkinis structures that do not bear fruit.

Japanese Snowball are hardy, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance shrubs

If you're looking for a multi-stemmed shrub with big flowers and relatively compact stature, then these shrub might be just your ticket. 

The plants are hardy, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance shrubs. Although the plants' ease of care is one reason to grow this benefit-rich tree, most people grow these because of its abundant blooms.

The shrub is a deciduous plant, meaning it will not lose its leaves until late in the season. Also, these shrubs are the earliest spring flowering plants, with white clusters of tiny flowers appearing in April and May. These early blossoms create a profusion of color for a window box or other container planting.

With its sheer white, snowball-like blooms, these shrubs (Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum) is a joy to behold.

This medium-sized shrub is highly versatile. The small, white flowers boast five petals and a dark center. It has vibrant red berries in the fall that enhance its ornamental appearance. Japanese Snowball thrives in full sun and requires regular pruning to keep it looking its best.

Pruning allows graceful shrubs to maintain their pretty shape, even when plants grow tall and wide. If you've destroyed the plant's natural shape, there's no need to panic. With a bit of pruning know-how, you can learn to shape up a snowball shrub quickly.

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