Viburnum plicatum 'Newzam'

Japanese Snowball Viburnum

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NEWPORT ® Japanese snowball viburnum is a dwarf cultivar that maintains its neat, compact round habit with little pruning. It blooms with showy white spherical clusters in May and offers burgundy fall color. The flowers are sterile so this shrub does not bear fruit. It will grow in full sun to partial shade and is not fussy about soil types or conditions.

Viburnums are a versatile genus of multi-stemmed shrubs that are well suited to the home landscape due to their range of sizes and cultural adaptability. Some viburnums are noted for their fragrant flowers; most bear small fruit that may add visual interest. Many viburnums have attractive fall color. There are over 100 different varieties of viburnum at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8