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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 .

p.s.:

In case you love Viburnums, too, check my Viburnum painting here 🙂

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Tamara