Viburnum macrocephalum

Viburnum macrocephalum

Chinese snowball

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Viburnum macrocephalum
  • Common name: Chinese snowball
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 5m

Spread: 4m

Flower colours:
  • White
  • Green
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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The Chinese snowball, Viburnum macrocephalum, is a hardy, vigorous shrub ideal for growing in a woodland garden or a large shrub border. It bears large blousy flowers, similar to hydrangea blooms, in late spring. These start off green but gradually turn the purest white. Viburnum macrocephalum is a deciduous plant with elegant oval leaves that colour well in autumn. It will grow in most soils in full sun or light shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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