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Scientific Name: Viburnum opulus
Pronunciation: vye-BUR-num OP-you-lus
Common Name: European snowball
Family Name: Adoxaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Leaves three-lobed, maple-like; fruit round, single seeded drupe, bright red.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Upright
Form: Round, Vase
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Mixed shrub border
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include V. 'Roseum' (syn, V. 'Sterile').
European snowball
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Acute
Margins: Dentate, Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Panicle-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun
Additional Info: Inflorescence lace-cap-like or rounded depending on cv. and may contain sterile flowers

Fruit Type: Drupe, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Aug
Additional Info: Showy, Edible, Persistent, sterile hybrids exist

Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Beetles or weevils, ( Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
Specific Pests: Viburnum leaf beetle larvae
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