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The hydrangea is the epitome of simple and timeless class. Bunched together in a gorgeous bouquet or adorning a yard with their bounty, these beautiful blooms are some of the most coveted plants by both gardeners and decorators alike. Hydrangeas can take some work to grow into beautiful bushes and can be “touchy” depending on your location and the variety you want to grow. Thankfully we have found a bush that blooms earlier and gives the same quality as other hydrangea varieties. As an added bonus, it is completely carefree and easy to grow!
Eastern Snowball (Snowball Viburnum)
A Snowball Viburnum will give you amazing, fresh white blooms every late spring. Slightly smaller than the blooms of classic hydrangeas, this bush is just as fantastic in arrangements. You may wonder: why not just buy hydrangea bushes? Of course, we still buy numerous hydrangeas, but if you live in areas prone to late frosts or heavy spring winds delicate hydrangeas can be riddled and ruined in the elements making for subpar blooms. Snowball Viburnums are extremely cold-hardy and grow quickly into large structural bushes. Unlike hydrangeas, these bushes do not need to be cut back every year, only trimmed after blooming to your desired preference. They can be shaped and molded into whatever fits your design and garden aesthetic.
Plant this bush towards the back of your flowerbed or create a row for a show-stopping display of blooms. The bush grows moderately quickly and after a few years will give you an array of blooms to use or enjoy! You need this plant and will be so thankful for its easy care and wonderful blooms!