Viburnum - Chinese Snowball

Viburnum macrocephalum, sterile
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9


The Chinese Snowball is a deciduous, ornamental shrub that produces large balls of double white flowers that bloom all summer long. The Snowball can grow between 10-12 feet with a 15-18 foot spread and has an open habit. It is hardy to Zone 7 and is particularly good for planting in the lower South. It can be planted in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.


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How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Viburnum prefers to be planted in full sun or partial shade and in well-drained soil. Plant in the spring or fall. Apply a 2 inch layer of mulch. If you desire to shape your viburnum, prune after it flowers.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Snowball Tree

I ordered two of these and these arrived in a long box together fitted quite well with good enough space and supports. Left it in the backyard for two days and planted. Both had two buds which bloomed and hoping to have many many more blooms next year

Dorothy Green
Snowball Bush

Plant arrived in great shape. It spent two days on our porch to acclimate. I then planted it according to your very clear and good instructions. It has been watered by both me and Mother Nature and is doing well.