Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'
Summer Snowflake Viburnum, Japanese Snowball
- Main interest:
- showy flowers, attracts birds and butterflies, low maintenance
- full sun to partial shade, average, moist or well drained soil, but prefers loams with consistent moisture
- Flower colour:
- white, early June
- dark green, long veined, toothed, ovate, burgundy-red-purplish in the fall
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5: -28.9 ° C (-20 ° F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: up to 10 ft (3 m) width: up to 10 ft (3 m)
- borders, hedges, specimen or grouped together
Japanese Snowball is a large, dense, deciduous shrub, growing as tall as 10 feet. Dark gree foliage with a unique long veined, toothed, ovate shape, which will turn shades of burgundy, red or purple in the fall. White flowers run the length of the branch in spring. Can be used as a specimen in ladnscaping or for hedges, borders and foundations.