My first Snowball Viburnum came from a local Mother’s Day fundraising plant sale. I liked the idea of having something fragrant growing by the stone walkway that led to the main entrance of our house, and with the promise of branches dotted with baby powder scented, snowball-like blooms that would last into the summer, I planted the adolescent 2 foot shrub.

In a matter of years, it has quadrupled in both height and width, and perennially, its long branches are covered with showy, pom-poms. I love the scale of this shrub and how it anchors the corner of the walkway, setting a welcoming tone for the entire East Patio.

As an added bonus, when the creamy white blooms are cut and bunched, creating a small bouquet, the scent of the arrangement stays fresh for days.

Give it a try, but don’t forget to give it room!

Happy gardening!

Love, Nora

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