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This fast growing flowering beauty offers massive white blooms and a tolerant nature that can be planted virtually anywhere. In fall, crimson berries and scarlet leaves bring a pop of color that truly make this easy keeper a no-brainer to own. Perfect for beginners!


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An amazingly ‘SHOWY’ addition to any landscape; the Viburnum Macrocephalum, more commonly known as the ‘Chinese Snowball Bush’, is beautiful and easy-to-grow.  The flowers emerge a striking lime-green in late spring and gradually turn to snowy-white in mid-May; they retain their green color for several weeks before turning to cream and then to white. 

At full maturity, the ‘Flower-Balls’ resemble brilliant white pom-pom’s, reaching up to 8” wide.  The ‘Chinese Snowball Bush’ will bloom in mid-spring for weeks on end.

The Viburnum Macrocephalum is a sterile plant (producing no fruit) so all of its energy goes into blooming and . . . Does it ever!!!  A relative of the honeysuckle, the 8” flowering clusters are made up of an abundance of delicate 1” flowers.  The clusters resemble the blooms of the Hydrangea plant. 

Best of all, this particular variety will provide a longer & more profuse BLOOMING SEASON than any other plant in its family.  The foliage of the ‘Chinese Snowball’ is a brilliant dark green with 2”-4” leaves that have a ‘saw-toothed’ edge; they are stunning against the stark white of the flowering clusters.

The ‘Chinese Snowball Bush’ can be trimmed to any size or shape; it can be sculpted into shrubs, hedges, borders and trees. Cut it back after flowering and prepare for another round of blooming; this incredible plant blooms on both, old and new wood. 

The Viburnum Macrocephalum is an extremely hardy variety that is resistant to bacterial leaf spot and powdery mildew, unlike its’ relatives.  If you are looking for an incredible ‘point-of-interest’ for your landscape, you have found it in the ‘Chinese Snowball Bush’.

  • Insect & Disease Resistant
  • Showy Clusters of ‘Flower Balls’ (up to 8” wide)
  • Repeat Bloomer
  • Carefree
  • Provides Bountiful Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Non-Invasive Root System
  • Heat & Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies

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Growing Zones: 3-8

Mature Height: 10-12 ft.
Mature Width: 10-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Viburnum macrocephalum
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 3-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Snowball Bush


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Snowball Bush.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Snowball Bush gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Snowball Bush again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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GORGEOUS Blooms!
I live in Central Texas so it's hard to find a flower plant that will survive the extreme summer heat. Last summer it was 100 to 110 degrees here for 3 months.
I loved the look of this bush and wanted to give it a try so I ordered 2 of them.
When the plants arrived, they were blooming in the box!!! Even the FEDEX driver said it was a pleasure bringing it to me because his truck smelled so good. The fragrance was THAT amazing!
I planted these directly in the ground and watered every day. As winter came, I honestly did nothing more then give them a little water every few weeks. The leaves stayed on the plant but obviously the flowers fell off as any would in the winter. They are still pretty bushes due to the leaves.
2 weeks ago the temperature started staying in the 60's so I got all my gardening tools and such ready. I started watering them, and now...2 weeks later..I have HUGE blooms popping out ALL over these bushes! And I mean huge. Some of these are bigger then a Hydrangea...and I have 2 of them. They are a vivid green color and just look so pretty. Soon the blooms will flower and I'm going to have TONS of green flowers that will turn to a cream color and then turn to white.
The best parts of this bush is this....
1. This bush really is super easy to care for. I haven't had to prune them. These grow fairly fast. When I got mine, they were about 3 foot tall and 2 foot wide...but since planting them , they are now 5 foot tall and 3 foot wide...and it's only been 4 months. I water them once or twice a week...and depending on the temperature this summer, I'll water more. I've given it some fish fertilizer I got from Home Depot that has worked veey well for all of y plants/trees.
2. The flowers are ginormous! Truly...last year my flowers were in clusters of about 8 inches. There are LOTS of flowers in each cluster, and lots of clusters. I worried the plant would "fall" due to the weight of each cluster, but it stood strong.
3. The scent is AMAZING. You can smell these standing many feet away from the bush. I have so many butterflies it's ridiculous.
All in all a gorgeous plant with stunning flowers that requires minimal care and grows fairly fast. You can't go wrong!! I may even get more of these!
Great job FGT.com!! LOVE this bush!
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March 27, 2015
Copperas Cove, TX, US
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Love this bush
Ordered this in the Fall 2014 and planted it. The winter in NC was cold and I was worried the Snowball Bush would not make it but it looks awesome and already blooming.
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May 19, 2015
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10 months ago
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Beautiful Snowball Bush with Bloom
I was excited to receive my Snowball Bush with a bloom. This company knows how to ship properly without hurting the plant. It was the size I thought. I live in Central FL and the heat has been brutal. it is growing nicely and reblooming. It is having a little trouble with the heat. The leaves are slightly curled, but not brown, dead, or wilted. I imagine it is getting used to the extreme heat in it's first year. It would probably do better in a zone 8 or less. I knew this but I wanted one since I had it as a kid in NJ. Great bush!!!!
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July 25, 2015
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5 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
I'm still not sure...
I have had my snowball bushes for about 2 months now. They were beautiful when they arrived, and quite a bit larger than I expected. I put them in the ground (with amendments), and immediately after that we had 3 days of high winds -- before they even had a chance to get their "feet" under them. Their leaves drooped, but they started putting out new healthy leaves very quickly. In early July it started raining -- lots. So far we have had over 5" of rain this month. The new leaves started curling, but some of them still look good. I live in west-central NM at 7600 feet, and we get lots of rain in Jul, Aug, and Sep. I ordered these plants for their cold hardiness, but between the clay, wind, and rain they may still not make it. But they are certainly trying!
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July 28, 2015
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3 months ago
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Great purchase
My snowball bush is doing well. After blooming, it has started to grow a bit, and is surviving 95 degree days this summer.
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July 25, 2015
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7 months ago
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it's early days yet but my snowball plant seems to be thriving this summer , test will be the high altitude Rocky Mountain winter - and we will see if it blooms next spring !
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August 6, 2015
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Snow Ball Bush
I really love this plant as I intend to get more. I really think this will be beautiful plant when the snow balls come. I just purchased but it is very hardy. It will look beautiful when mature....
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July 26, 2015
98405, WA, US
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1 month ago
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Good for Oklahoma
Not only is it hardy, but seems to be tolerating the heat of Oklahoma.
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July 24, 2015
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7 months ago
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7
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So Far So Good
I ordered this plant in the spring and it arrived with white blooms already on it. Shortly after planting it, the blooms all died and some of the smaller branches died off. However it seems to be acclimating now and looks strong. I hope it blooms again next year!
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July 27, 2015
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4 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
All good except for poor plant structure
Recently received plant. Arrived in good condition and sooner than I expected. The plant seems healthy, is growing still in pot as landscapers are too busy to get to my project and get it planted. Not very happy with the plant as it y's out about 2" from the ground level. One branch is over one-half an inch, the other is only about one-fourth of an inch, and probably needs to be pruned off. This results in the plant growing sideways from the main stem. Was going to order 2 more, but now uncertain.
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August 3, 2015
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not very full
when I got the bushes I was disappointed in the size and lack of fullness of the bushes only 3 out of 12 have had any flowers on them
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July 29, 2015
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4 months ago
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Fun, pretty, easy to grow and cut flowers! What's not to love!
Elizabeth G on Aug 23, 2015
I love the flowers on snowball bushes. Mine are doing great
Carol K on Aug 20, 2015
How tall is the 3 gallon snowball tree that I will receive?
kerry s on Feb 2, 2015
is he snowball bush evergreen?
gary l on Mar 30, 2015
Best Answer: The Snowball Bush, Viburnum macrocephalum, will shed its leaves in winter.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 8, 2015
can you tell me how deep the roots grow?
Ann B on May 4, 2015
Best Answer: The roots will grow out a bit past the branches of the shrub. The Snowball Bush is a Viburnum, which has a dense, fibrous root mass that is not too deep - perhaps 12 to 18 inches deep.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 8, 2015
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Why do you not recommend the snowball for zone 10? and could the roots possibly damage a concrete deck if planted as a screening shrub?
veezie 6/18/2015
Veezie on Jun 18, 2015
Best Answer: The Snowball Bush needs a dormancy period and cold temperatures to maintain its life cycle, and wil prosper in zones 3-8. I am sorry, but your zone 10 location will not afford it the cold it needs. There are a number of flowering bushes that will do well in zone 10. Check out our web site for one of the Knock Out Roses or one of the taller Encore Azaleas for screening shrubs. If planted 3-4 feet from the edge of your paved area, roots should be no problem.
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Is the Snowball bush good in full shade?
Fred M on May 20, 2015
Best Answer: The Snowball Bush has the most flowers in full sun, but those grown in the South benefit from some afternoon shade. It will grow in full shade, but its growth will be more leggy and it will produce far fewer flowers.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 8, 2015
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Is it best planted in sunlight or can it take shade location?
Les B on Aug 24, 2015
Best Answer: In our area the heat can be extreme for the plant. We chose partial shade and shade for our bushes. The ones in Partial shade are doing much better than the ones in full shade. Shade tends to be more moist and a tendency to spots on the leaves. We plan to transplant all in the fall to partial shade.
Reply · Report · Roth S on Aug 25, 2015
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What is the best time to plant in zone 7?
Anthony Z on Aug 9, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Anthony
Early spring is the best time after the danger of frost has passed. You can plant now provided you have enough time before your first frost. I would say six to eight weeks to be safe.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 9, 2015
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I see this plant is deer resistant, how about rabbit resistant?
Steve J on Jul 2, 2015
Best Answer: Deer will eat anything but they are not preferred by them. I have no pronlems with rabbits
Reply · Report · edward s on Aug 25, 2015
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can you start a snowball bush from a piece of the bush ?
Betty joyce H on May 17, 2015
Best Answer: I really don't know. I've had my snowball bush only a few months. It bloomed as it was supposed to do, and now it's green with leaves.
Reply · Report · Judith W on May 18, 2015
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Can this bush be trimmed each year to maintain a smaller bush?
Anthony Z on Aug 14, 2015
Best Answer: I checked with fast growing trees before ordering , they told me yes. They are very helpful , if you need help they are always there. They have also been very good about replacing a plant that doesn't thrive .
Reply · Report · Brenda J on Aug 14, 2015
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Chinese Snowball bush ( viburnum macrocephalum )....

I see all of these flowers are white

is there some minerals or fertilizers I can mix to make the blooms turn pink and stay pink. ?
Chris c on Aug 25, 2015
Best Answer: With the Snowball bush it will not turn colors with different fertilizers. The Endless Summer Hydrangea will turn colors with different soil types. More alkaline soil will produce pink blooms while more acidic soil will produce blue blooms.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Aug 27, 2015
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My snowball tree is 50years old we cut it down to about 4 ft and feed it this year. the bush looks grest but no flowers . What going on with the tree ? Will the tree bloom again?
Susan L on Aug 21, 2015
Best Answer: Yes it will bloom again. Trim viburnums right after they bloom because the new blossoms form right before winter.
Reply · Report · edward s on Aug 25, 2015
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good for new jersey?
Anthony Z on Aug 9, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Anthony
Yes it would be fine it's zoned 3-8. I believe your zone 7
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 9, 2015
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