Proper name for a snowball bush
Posted 02 July 2004 - 10:46 PM
Posted 03 July 2004 - 02:22 PM
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Posted 05 July 2004 - 07:47 AM
Posted 05 July 2004 - 05:41 PM
But then there are the fragrant round-cluster-flower viburnums sometimes called fragrant snowball: V. carlesii, V. juddii, V. x burkwoodii, V. carlecephalum and V. bitchiuense, all hardy here and loved. And V. farreri and its hybrid offspring V. x bodnatense, which have round fragrant white flower clusters, too, smaller than the other viburnums listed here but so much earlier to blooma that they're more deserving of the name some people give them, snowball bush.
But of all of them, V. opulus 'Sterilis' is the front runner.
Oh... there's Ceanothus americanus, a shrub called "wild snowball", about to come into bloom. Smaller flowers but also round and white...
, Senior Instructor, The Michigan School of Gardening, fresh from studying up at University of Wisconsin's and University of Minnesota's arboreta for a talk she has to give on Viburnums this fall