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Viburnum x carlcephalum (Fragrant snowball)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viburnum x carlcephalum

Other names

Fragrant snowball

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Species

V. × carlcephalum - V. × carlcephalum is a bushy shrub with broad leaves, coloured in autumn, and rounded balls of sweetly fragrant, pink-tinged white flowers.


Viburnum x carlcephalum is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Sweetly fragrant flowers

Habit

Upright, Bushy, Spreading

Toxicity

Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.

Flower

White, Pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Purple, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Viburnum beetle , Aphids Viburnum beetle , Aphids

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Tolerates hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Viburnum x carlcephalum (Fragrant snowball) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in any moist but well-drained soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Viburnum x carlcephalum

Other names

Fragrant snowball

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Species

V. × carlcephalum - V. × carlcephalum is a bushy shrub with broad leaves, coloured in autumn, and rounded balls of sweetly fragrant, pink-tinged white flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Sweetly fragrant flowers

Habit

Upright, Bushy, Spreading

Toxicity

Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.


Colour

Flower

White, Pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Purple, Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Viburnum beetle , Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Tolerates hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viburnum x carlcephalum (Fragrant snowball) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in any moist but well-drained soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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