Japanese Snowball

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Bloom Season
Bloom Color
Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
Planting Zones 5-8
November Through April
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Ships November
Shipped As
Bare root

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Japanese Snowball Description

Japanese Snowball - Viburnum plicatum 

Japanese Snowball Plant (Viburnum plicatum) is a ground cover shrub with masses of rounded, blue-green clusters of flowers in spring and autumn. It has narrow leaves that are slightly five-lobed and light red flower clusters. It grows up to three feet in height and spreads with age. The flowers are a deep magenta color with purple tingeing. They have five small and cupped petals with long stems reaching the sky.

This shrub is best adapted for full sunlight in well-drained soil where it does not require supplemental water, such as under bridges or near streams.

It is also grown in containers where it can be potted up into a taller position out of the sun's glare or kept low in hanging baskets as it will spread on its own without pruning. This shrub is at its best when massed in a solid block of color, but it can be kept more compact in various forms.

These plants' flowers are an essential attractor to many insects and birds, who spread the seeds around and grow into new shrubs. The shrub is evergreen and deciduous in colder regions. It is a very vigorous grower and spreads quickly by suckers. It can grow easily from cuttings and produces light pink flower clusters around the same size as the flowers on the main plant.

Japanese Snowball Plant uses

 There are no specific uses for the shrub outside its use as a landscaping shrub. It is helpful as a barrier and can hide an unsightly area, but it requires cutting to keep it at a desired height and width.

 One can plant near streams or a creek bed in full sunlight. It looks best when massed together in large groups but can be maintained in smaller sizes by clipping it at will during the spring or fall months just before new growth begins. It is also quickly done when you remove some suckers that grow around its natural base.

 The leaves have the same color and texture as their flower clusters, with a distinct bluish-green hue. It makes it easy to spot while contrasting with the other shrubs around it so that you can easily match your landscape color scheme as well.

 In addition to its use in a landscape, it can be used as a container plant convenient for people who frequently travel. It does not care about soil conditions and roots well from cuttings or seeds planted directly into containers without potting up.

Japanese snowball plants are for sale online at Tn Nursery


Reviews (4)

  • 3
    shipping + plant

    Posted by Ana Drapier Gizzi on May 11, 2022

    i received a very good look branch. Looks healthy and very promise.

  • 4
    Japanese snow ball

    Posted by Mikel carpenter on May 03, 2022

    Good service we’ll packaged planted and seems to be doing well

  • 5

    Posted by Stephanie Miller on Jan 08, 2022

    This made a good line up in my pathway with its perfect bloom. I had this from TN nursery and is thriving very well. So excited to watch this more in springtime.

  • 5

    Posted by Stephanie on Jan 07, 2022

    One of my fave shrubs that grow beautifully around my wide garden. This survives in a very hot climate and surprisingly blooms gracefully ever.
    Thank you TN nursery everything from your delivery came out healthy. You have the best packing and handling ever.


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

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