What is the difference between a snowball bush and a hydrangea?
The hydrangeas have a much longer bloom period than the viburnums, with blossoms remaining on the shrub for as long as two months. Hydrangeas bloom in spring and may rebloom in fall, while viburnums bloom in summer. Hydrangeas have smaller flower heads that seldom exceed 8 inches (20.5 cm.)
Where is the best place to plant a snowball bush?
Plant in full sun to part shade. While the Common Snowball Bush does well in some shade, about 6 hours of sun is ideal for best blooming. A well-draining and slightly acidic soil is ideal, but this hardy viburnum is adaptable to most soils.
Should snowball bushes be cut back?
A: The best time to prune a snowball bush, Viburnum macrocephalum, is after it finishes blooming and the white flowers have turned brown. Keep in mind that this shrub is naturally quite large. To keep it small, you’ll have to prune it every year after flowering.