Snowball Viburnum

Viburnum opulus 'Sterile' or Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

Honeysuckle Family (Capifoliaceae)

▲ large shrub

▲ flowers

Snowball Viburnum - Viburnum opulus 'Sterile:'

Location near campus:  in Shrub Garden at Close Park, just east of parking area

         leaves deciduous, opposite, simple, palmately three-lobed; leaves dark green above and glabrous; glabrous to pubescent on leaf undersides; leaves 2-4" long and equally wide or wider

         stems are light gray-brown, glabrous and ribbed longitudinally

         grows to 15' tall and wide with upright, spreading growth habit with arching branches

         flowers are white, in spherical, terminal clusters; all flowers are sterile and more showy than  main species European Cranberrybush Viburnumno fruit is produced

         prefers full sun to part shade; soil adaptable, and tolerates wet soils well

         medium growth rate