About the Snowball Bush
- Common :
The Common Snowball Bush, Viburnum opulus, also
called the European Cranberry bush produces white
flowers in late spring. It is a deciduous
thicket-forming Old World shrub. In the fall, the
leaves turn a wonderful burgundy reddish-purple.
About the same time, the bright red, attractive
berries ripen, and persist on the plant throughout
Birds, particularly Cedar Waxwings, are very fond
of the berries, and can often be found snacking
during the winter. Have a snowball fight in June!
Kids and adults alike love this rounded plant with
masses of flowers. Grows best in full sun to partial