Puriri Lane | Viburnum opulus
Puriri Lane | Viburnum opulus
Puriri Lane | Viburnum opulus
Viburnum opulus | Snowball Tree
Viburnum opulus | Snowball Tree

Viburnum opulus | Snowball Tree

Regular price$26.00
Tax included.

Known to many as the Snowball Tree, and also sometimes the Guelder-Rose is beautiful shrub is grown for its spectacular ball shaped flowers. The plant produces pure white flowers that are slightly perfumed and look like snowballs, flowering from the end of winter and right through into summer.

The stunning  flower clusters are profuse, starting out a divine lime green and maturing to white and create quite a show in the garden with the varying stages of colouring on each branch. Moving into autumn, the leaves put on a lovely show turning a purplish red. The cut stems are wonderful for floral work. The leaves are shaped like maple leaves.

These hardy plants are super easy to grow, tolerate most soil types and become the focal point of your garden when in bloom.  Blooms last for around five weeks before falling to the ground petal by petal, resembling falling snow - a very pretty picture.

For these plants, pruning should be done in the early spring, before they leaf out. Shear or prune the outer branch tips to shape and reduce the size of the plant. Repeat this pruning technique throughout the summer, as needed. As the plant matures, renewal pruning will be needed and we often cut ours right back - they are pretty tough so you cannot do anything too wrong with this shrub.

Once established, this plant is frost and drought tolerant. To perform to their best they prefer a full sun or partly shade position is fine. The Snowball Tree grows well in a pot, or as a hedge, mass planting or specimen in the garden.

Deciduous | Hardy

Height 3m x 3m  

Pot Size: 2.5 Litre

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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