Viburnum opulus 'Sterile' or Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
Honeysuckle Family (Capifoliaceae)
▲ large shrub
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 Viburnum; no fruit is produced
· prefers full sun to part shade; soil adaptable, and tolerates wet soils well
· medium growth rate