Fragrant Snowball
Viburnum x carlcephalum

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: x carlcephalum (karl-sef-uh-lum) (Info)
Hybridized by Burkwood
Registered or introduced: 1932
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Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Rantoul, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Silver Spring, Maryland

Brick, New Jersey

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Dundee, Ohio

Belton, South Carolina

Langley, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
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Positive

On Apr 7, 2011, OsmanthusValley from Belton, SC wrote:

Great shrub. Grows in sun from sun up to sun down. Deer don't eat it. Very drought tolerant. Only gets water from Mother Nature. Smells wonderful.

Positive

On Jan 26, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This hybrid is a cross between V. carlesii and V. macrocephalum. The fragarnt white flowers open from pinkish buds. Leaves are fuzzy-textured and veiny, turning reddish in fall. This hybrid is more robust than V. carlesii but otherwise looks very similar.

Neutral

On Jan 26, 2002, Copperbaron from Vicksburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

Leaves are dull, grayish green and turn reddish purple in autumn. Very fragrant, long lasting white flowers in 4-5" clusters in spring.