Chinese "Old Fashioned" Snowball

Bloom Season
May - June,
Full Sun, Part Shade,
Height At Maturity
6-10' - Warmer Zones 8-12'
Planting Zones
Shipped As
Mid February
Planting Zones 6-9
Landscaping, Borders, Sidewalks, Under Windows, Flower Gardens,
Ships February

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Chinese viburnum macrocephalum Old Fashioned Snowball Height Shipped 3-6"


Chinese Snowball: Viburnum macrocephalum, aka the Chinese snowball or old-fashioned snowball, is a deciduous, semi-evergreen shrub named for its large, showy puffy-looking white blossoms. It's a show-off plant that performs best in the warmer USDA growing zones.


This beauty needs either full or partial sun to bloom in the late spring, usually in May or June.


As the name suggests, this stunning species is a native of China's mainland. However, it enjoys wild popularity in the United States and is well-adapted to the mid-south, south, lower midwest, and southwestern regions.


Besides its inherently lovely appearance, this shrub is deer-resistant, disease-resistant, and drought-tolerant.


Where to Use the Chinese Snowball in Your Gardening


Viburnum macrocephalum generally stays around ten feet high. However, the tallest known specimen was almost 25 feet high. Regardless of how tall it wants to grow, it is resilient and heals well if you wish to prune it to a shorter size.


TN Nursery customers use this shrub in several gardening applications:

  •      Pollinator garden
  •      Asian theme garden
  •      Cottage garden
  •      In a partially sunny spot in your shade garden
  •      As a stand-alone specimen or focal point.


The Old-Fashioned Snowball Creates an Amazing Floral Display


The Chinese snowball might put on one of the loveliest floral displays you would ever lay eyes on.


The shrub is multi-stemmed and forms a unique vase shape with a narrow bottom and an expansive canopy. When not blooming, the leaves are full, oval, abundant, and about four inches long. Their color is rich green.


The flowers have an apple green center covered in a multitude of petite (under an inch) pristine white florets to form a ball shape--or better yet, a snowball.


Order Your Chinese Snowball From TN Nursery Today

TN Nursery has seven decades in the horticulture industry. We use our vast knowledge to grow the most vigorous plants you will find. Please place your order today and see the quality firsthand.

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April