For bodacious blooms at this time of year, look no further than Chinese snowball viburnum. Many visitors either ask “What is it?” or “What kind of hydrangea is it?” It’s a semievergreen viburnum. Sure the cymes look like hydrangea blooms, but that’s the only similarity. Chinese snowball viburnum is a tough, durable, drought-tolerant shrub that performs best in full sun. It can grow 12-15 ft. high, but can be cut back to knee height to encourage the production of new flowers.
Chinese snowball viburnum makes a terrific accent plant, but it’s also a shrub that makes everything around it look even better.
B. Polomski 2015 (c)