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Viburnum Summer Snowflake

Viburnum Summer Snowflake

White blooms summer-fall!
Item: #VIBSS1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Over 5 months of blooms
  • Attractive green summer foliage give way to red fall color
  • Low maintenance shrub
  • Loved by birds and butterflies
  • Grows 6' tall x 5' wide
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Viburnum Summer Snowflake Description

One of the exceptional attributes of this delightful Viburnum is the magnificent display of vanilla white lacecap blooms on top of horizontal branches. Flowering starts in May and continues through the summer months. Summer Snowflake maintains a rounded form, often filling out right to the ground. Lustrous dark green foliage maintains its good looks throughout the summer.

Fall brings on an abundance of bright red fruit that fade to black. Blazing wine-red fall color.

Summer Snowflake is an excellent low maintenance choice for the garden. Best grown in full sun to part shade under average to moist conditions. Tolerant of urban conditions. Not particular to soil type or ph.

Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Color change, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fall color, Fast growing, Fall color, Foliage interest, Multi-seasonal interest, Pest resistant

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'
  • Common name:
    Japanese Snowball
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun, Part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x width:
    6' x 5'
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Early summer-fall
  • Uses:
    Background, Border, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen,
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:



Soil: Not terribly fussy about soil type. Lightly acid, is preferred.
Light: Full sun to part shade (depending on species). Most do best with some shade from the hot afternoon sun.
Water: Average water needs. Provide regular watering for at least the first two summers to help them get established. Most do best with supplemental water during summer.
Spacing: Plant 6-8 feet apart
Fertilizing: Fertilize in spring with a balanced fertilizer. You can also mulch once per year with good compost if you are a bit lazy about fertilizing.
Winterizing: No special winter care is needed
Maintenance & pruning: Prune with a light hand on doublefile varieties, as they do not like pruning. Prune spring flowering shrubs right after bloom, and summer flowering in February or March. For best fruiting/berries, plant multiple varieties for cross pollination. Best pollinators for "Snow Flake" is "Shasta" and "Mariessi"