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Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

Common Snowball
Caprifoliaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs

VIBURNUM

Large, diverse group of plants with generally oval, often handsome leaves and clusters of typically white, sometimes fragrant flowers. Blossoms are usually followed by single-seeded, often brilliantly colored fruit much appreciated by birds. Many viburnums are grown for their flower display, a few for their showy fruit. Many evergreen types are valuable as foliage plants.

Viburnum opulus
Viburnum opulus

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Viburnum opulus

To 8– 15 ft. tall and wide, with arching branches. Lobed, maplelike dark green leaves to 2–4 in. long and as wide or wider. Fall foliage color may be yellow, bright red, or reddish purple. Blooms in spring; flower heads have a lacecap look, with a 2–4-in. cluster of small fertile blossoms ringed with larger sterile blossoms. Large, showy red fruit persists from fall into winter. Takes moist to boggy soils.

Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’
Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’

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'Roseum'

Resembles the species but has snowball-like flower clusters 2–2 1/2 in. across, composed entirely of sterile flowers (so bears no fruit).

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