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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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Snowball Bush

The Original Snowball Bush

Size:  3 Gallon

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List: $73.95
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Planting Mix for Shrubs and Hedges
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:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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.


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Snowball Bush
Fertilizer Tablets
Snowball Bush

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.


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Large softball size blooms emerge on this rapid growing shrub. With a mature height of 10-12 ft., Viburnum is perfect for hedges and screens.

This attractive shrub gives you all the beauty and none of the fuss.

You’ll enjoy large hydrangea-like blooms in early summer, sometimes reaching the size of a softball!

As a large mounding shrub, Viburnum is ideal for that showy formal hedge or privacy screen. Space 8-10 ft. apart for a full compact screen.

Plant at the corners of your foundation for a dazzling landscape effect.

When the colder months approach - this shrub will turn to tinges of purple and red, adding even more color to you landscape.

This bush is extremely tolerant of any growing conditions. Compacted clay soils, dry arid sandy soils - even large differences in P.H. levels, have no effect on this shrub.

Viburnum will continue to impress year after year, so order this favorite today for lasting outdoor enjoyment.

You receive a snowball bush that has been grown for 2 or 3 years, not 2 or 3 months... so you can be assured that it has a large, well-developed root and branching system that's ready to produce a cascade of snow white blooms.





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 opulus
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-8
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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Snowball Bush can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Danielle Woods
We ordered two of these 3-gallons and planted in East TN in April. They bloomed great little snowballs right away. One is growing taller than the other, but both look very healthy. I recently trimmed away some of the smaller branches to encourage them to grow as small trees. Very pleased with the shipping and packaging as well.

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Can you plant this in a planter.?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: I really don't know but I will tell you I had trouble planting in ground. After 3 seasons it finally has taken hold and looks great.
Reply · John P on Jun 1, 2014
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What is causing my snowball plant to wilt? I just planted it a month ago and it's not doing so well.
barbara d on Jul 5, 2014
Best Answer: I bought mine last spring and they looked rough after they bloomed (dark unhappy leaves). I was worried they were getting too much water because our gutters were overflowing. We redirected the water and i just waited it out. This year, they came back just fine and look healthy. They are planted against a wall in a slightly raised bed facing south and get sun all day. I water routinely and trim away the bottom branches to train them to grow like trees.
Reply · Danielle W on Jul 6, 2014
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Is there something I can do to make my snowball plant to bloom? It's 2 years old and has not bloomed.
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: Mine is in my second year and it has not bloomed yet either. However, we just moved it to a fairly sunny area with good soil and the leaves are beautiful. I'm guessing it may be a later bloom in the summer season? I hope so. Please reply here if you find the trick.
Reply · kristin z on Jun 9, 2014
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when do you prune this bush /?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
Best Answer: Although the bush is healthy and growing, it will be several more years until it needs any pruning
Reply · mathew m on Jul 3, 2014
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