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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!

Snowball Bush

The Original Snowball Bush

Size: 3 Gallon

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List: $79.90
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Size: 1 Gallon

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Planting Mix

Helps your Snowball Bush get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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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 for months in all of its’ growing zones and will bloom throughout the year in the warmer climates.

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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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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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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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
can you tell me how deep the roots grow?
Ann B on May 4, 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.
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Is the Snowball bush good in full shade?
Fred M on May 20, 2015
Best Answer: I do not know. Mine gets full sun. When the two arrived one had green flowers that turned white and the other's had fallen off. Since I planted in late March, neither has bloomed again and it's now nearly June. I know that probably doesn't really help you, but I thought I'd write my experience.
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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.