Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’- many names for colors of white

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Snowball bush-European snowball bush more precisely,is in full bloom now here in my garden.Its wonderful white pompom-like flowers are the last reminiscence of forgotten winter snows of white,but not at all for granted as the flowers at first appear in apple green color.Numerous pompoms turn into white color in next two weeks,when the bush is like one big snowball.White flowers turn to light old pink color, sometimes with patches of violet, brown color and this is the end of show as this species is sterile cultivar, born in 16-Th century in Europe and still today admired and used by florists and gardeners.The last 5 centuries of its continuous use trough Europe might be the reason for its many synonyms: Guelder Rose (first grown in Netherlands),Cramp Bark, Whitsun Rose, May Rose,Silver Bells, Kings Crown are actually all Viburnum opulus var sterile Roseum .

 

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42 thoughts on “Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’- many names for colors of white

  1. Absolutely breathtaking! I have 3 cultivars in the viburnum family, but the one you have so ably showcased is not hardy enough for my northern garden. I will drool over your photos and enjoy at a distance!

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    1. Thank you!
      Well, our winter temperatures reach -20 C sometimes and don’t hurt this bush-how cold are your winters?

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      1. We often get BELOW -40 C (I garden in Zone 2!) It is a challenge but all the more rewarding when I can actually get something to grow! Gardening is one of my deepest passions and I love to learn about plants – even the ones I can’t grow! 🙂

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  2. How is your ant problem? Mine is under control but instead now I have silverfish! We’ve had so much rain so these lobster looking bugs have proliferated. They like cotton and paper and I’ve got plenty of both! Boric acid is supposed to kill them (it supposed to work on ants too), but I’ve been hesitant to use it. I was hoping the spray I used for the ants would work on the silverfish. They only come out at night so I get a break during the day. Love your snowball flowers. My girlfriend’s family had these in their backyard when I was growing up. They had the blue ones.

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    1. Our ants are happy with our glycinia for the time, but I still keep ant-traps around, just in case.The blue snowballs you remember are possibly hydrangeas?

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      1. Oooh, yes! That’s what they were: hydrangeas! ; – ) I think I cleared up the silverfish problem. I had a bunch of leaves on either corner of my house that got were blown there and soggy from all the rain we’ve been having. Yesterday, I raked all that away and sprayed with Raid House and Garden around the foundation of my house. That seems to have taken care of the problem. I’ll know for sure tonight because we’ve had rain all day today : – (

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      2. I am glad you got rid of silverfish, we do not have them , but I know they can be nasty, they are specially bad for old papers, documents…

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  3. Have just found your site and love the information that accompanies excellent photographs. You have liked my most recent post, so you may know that we cannot name many of the unusual plants in our garden.

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  4. I have a snowball bush that I planted a few years ago (3 ft high) which was lovely last year. However this year the leaves and buds are curling up and looking awful. Anybody know what is happening?

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  5. Beautiful shots… again. Thanks for following Humorous Interludes. 🙂 I can’t remember if I told you that I have a photoblog at bigron42.com, if you are interested in seeing some of my work. Have a great week Tamara.

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  6. I was thinking about planting one of these. In Iowa EVERY farm stead had one and as they bloomed in late May/early June EVERY grad had their photo taken with their folks in front of one. We had wars, throwing them like snowballs at each other. We called them Snowball bush.

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    1. Just like us, in Slovenian language we call is Snowball bush too! And besides having white snow balls it is gorgeous also when flowers are still green clusters all over the bush! You must plant one, I think! Love

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