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kruzgalkruzgal Posts: 3

Can anybody help identify this plant. I have seen it near our house and it would be perfect for my garden but I am a novice gardener and don't know what it is. It stands about 8 - 10 ft high and has these small tightly packed globe shaped flowers. I am wondering if it is a type of hydrangea or viburnum but would appreciate any help.








  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,298

    When did you take the picture?

    If it is flowering now, then it is awfully early for a Hydrangea. In that case I would say it was a Viburnum.

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Viburnum opulus.

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  • kruzgalkruzgal Posts: 3

    Thanks everyone - you are stars!

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,298

    Comes in various forms. V. opulus sterilis is the one which has the biggest flowers and is generally the one sold as the Snowball Tree. Then there is the standard one which has red berries and V.o. xanthocarpa which has yellow berries. We have all three.

  • I'd go for a viburnum with scented flowers - I think it's burkwoodii -same sort of size but with the most wonderful scented flowers in a week or two from now

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