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Just spotted a plant I like

Just passed a house walking my dog and spotted a green shrub with white tennis ball size pom noms/snowballs on it.  Fully in flower at this time of the year.  Any clues, I thought viburnum were summer flowering.  Could it be something else?


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,946

    Some viburnums are winter/spring flowering p'girl.

    I have V. burkwoodii - which is flowering now. Only planted in the autumn at the end of a border and will fill the corner. It has a good few of these image


    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Smells lovely too.

  • Thank you - that is definitely going on my list to purchase.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,946

    I just went out and had a sniff  W'onion. I have a very poor sense of smell but there's a bit of warmth in the sun and  I could pick it up!  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • There is also a Vibernum called Vibernum opulus sterile which is just comming into flower, its known as the snowball bush. It might just be a little early to be in full bloom.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,780

    V. o sterile is always a disappointment to me. All those huge pompoms but no berries to follow. The species Viburnum opulus has much nice flowers and then berries.

  • I love my V O Sterile when it is in flower it's so eye catching and unusual , I quess we are all different and in the end it comes down to a personal choice. ?

  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 328
    HI Chrissy - I think they're the same plant - so the same snowball flowers - but with the non-sterile you get a great display in Autumn as well (as you'd imagine it gets pollinated and produces lovely red berries!). I was particularly relieved at this last year a we had heavy rain just as the flowers came out so no snowballs but plenty of autumn colour!
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