Chinese Snowball Bush in Peachey's garden

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Post October 15th, 2010, 6:03 pm

Botanical Name: Viburnum macrocephalum
Common Name: Chinese snowball viburnum
Genus: Viburnum
This semi-evergreen or evergreen shrub has a rounded form. In late spring, it bears flower clusters—sometimes up to 8 inches wide—that start out chartreuse and turn pure white. Dark green leaves are semi-evergreen in southern states, where it can grow to 20 feet high and 15 feet wide.

Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Late Spring
Flower Color Green Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest
Type Shrubs
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Post October 16th, 2010, 2:53 pm

Thanks Nanny! But why do they look yellow on the cam? Is that just the cam causing that color? I've never seen yellow viburnum. Thanks!
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Post October 16th, 2010, 8:06 pm

It hasn't come into flower as yet and when it does you won't miss them and their brilliant white as they will be about the size of your fist. What you see now is the flower buds forming :D
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Post October 17th, 2010, 6:24 am

Thanks - makes sense! I didn't realize I was looking at the buds.
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Post October 17th, 2010, 9:07 am

I was going to ask about that shrub, too. I've the perfect spot in my garden for one, but it's more shade than sun. I'll give it a try.
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Post October 17th, 2010, 11:37 am

This is a pic I took of this bush in my garden last spring......

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Post October 17th, 2010, 2:47 pm

Lovely - looking forward to seeing spring there as we go into fall!
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Post October 15th, 2011, 5:15 am

PEACHEYROO wrote:This is a pic I took of this bush in my garden last spring......

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Wow! Those pictures are absolutely fabulous, Peachyroo (cute name, by the way). I know this is a bit of a late response, but I wanted to comment on how plentiful and healthy these plants look. While I realize that you posted this pic in October (of last year), what month did you actually take that photograph? What types of climates can they tolerate and not tolerate? This isn't to say I'll be growing any of my own soon, but it IS something to think about should I choose to start.

Thanks all! :yahoo:
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