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Viburnum macrocephalum

Chinese snowball

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Viburnum macrocephalum
  • Common name: Chinese snowball
  • Family: Adoxaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Green

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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How to grow Viburnum macrocephalum

  • Plant size

    5m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Viburnum macrocephalum and wildlife

Viburnum macrocephalum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Viburnum macrocephalum poisonous?

Viburnum macrocephalum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Viburnum macrocephalum