Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

snowball tree ( syn. Viburnum opulus Sterile )

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Buy Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' snowball tree ( syn. Viburnum opulus Sterile ): Gorgeous snowball-like clusters of white blooms

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In May and June the branches of this vigorous deciduous shrub are smothered with large, snowball-like clusters of white or green-tinted white flowers - which sometimes age to pink. With maple-like, fresh green leaves that become purple-tinted in autumn it's an excellent ornamental plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border with fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

  • Garden care: After flowering prune established specimens, removing up to one in five of the oldest and weakest branches to the base. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

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Lovely flowers and a promising start


Front garden semi climber by the wall. Very attractive.




excellent plant and company, will use again


This is a great shrub, very healthy and well shaped. The wrapping was excellent so no damaged was done during delivery.




lovely stand out shrub in the border


I n the corner of my garden. Just started to turn lovely autumn colours

Sheila beeila



"Beautiful product and I would recomend"


Easy look after a beautiful green tree that blooms in spring, it is very lovely to look at and presents itself well. My friends were asking if they can look at the blooms and touch them. Those look simply amazing. They bloom longer then the other trees.

Zuzanna M.

Edmonton, AB Canada


Viburnum opulus Roseum

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We moved our Viburnum while it was in flower, and it's now looking very poorly. Should we cut off the flowers now and cut back in the hope that it recovers next year?

Ray C

Sorry to hear your Viburnum is not doing so well. Yes prune not only the flowers but also reduce the amount of foliage to reduce evaporation while the plant recovers from 'transplant shock'. Water the plant every day if possible (even during showers as the rainwater does not always penetrate the soil). If this is impractical consider setting up some irrigation on a timer.


I am keen to plant a viburnum opulus and have a suitable location for it but just wondered if there is a right or wrong time of year to plant it?


As this is fully hardy, it can be planted at any time of the year - provided the soil is not frozen or waterlogged. Here is a link to a video you may find helpful....


Hello, I have a 4x3m area, part of which is under a very mature Sycamore tree. Could I plant the Viburnum Roseum under the tree? Thank you!


Hello, The soil under your sycamore is likely to be particularly dry and lacking in nutrients, so you will struggle to get many plants to grow there. We do have a video however that you may find helpful - please click on the following link to go straight to it...


When is the best time to move a Viburnum opulus Roseum? Mine is about 2 years old and I realise it's in the wrong place so need to move it.


Hello, The best time to move these is when they are dormant, so late autumn to late winter is ideal.


I purchased a viburnum poulus 'Roseum' from you last year and have planted it amongst some snowberry. It seems to have two main stems currently. Do I need to prune it to create a wider network of stems or will it in its own time spread out more? Please could you advise how I look after such a young plant, Thank you


Hello there I would leave this young plant to grow and mature naturally, only trimming if needed in the spring after flowering. Hope this helps.

I am new to gardening to appreciate any advice. I really like the vibernum but only require it to a maximum height of 2 or 3 feet Can you keep it this short from new or will it definitely grow out to a possible 4 metre height?


Hello there These plants can be pruned generally after flowering but to try and keep it to a height to 2-3 feet will be too small. You will be forever cutting it back and will be loosing out on the flowers which is one of the attractions of this plant. Hope this helps

Does viburnum opulus 'Roseum' have berries?


Hello there No Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' doesn't bear any berries. Hope this helps

Hi . Could I grow two of these viburnum in giant pots? Do they respond well in pots? I have very sandy soil.


Hello, If the pots are really giant-sized, and you make sure they are kept well fed and watered, then they should be fine.


Hi, Do the flowers of the Viburnum Opulus Roseum drop off after they have faded, or do they stay on for a very long time like hydrangeas? I don't like the look of brown flowers, and do not want to have to cut the flowers off the tree. Thank you.


Hello, The flowers of this shrub tend to turn pink and then brown as they age, but the petals are not as persistent as a hydrangea.


Hi will a snowball tree grow in a pot in a semi shaded terrace yard


Hello there This shrub will tolerate partial shade, but it is naturally a vigorous plant that needs a moist well-drained soil. It would be better growing in the ground, but you could try and grow it in a pot, but it will need to be a large one, and will need to be kept well watered and fed. Also it will need repotting every few years. Hope this helps.

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