Plant ID forum: Which Snowball Bush is this...?; Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
May 4, 2012 10:49 PM CST
This is a common shrub here...we call it Snowball...I think it is a viburnum but don't know it's correct name. Help?
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Calif_Sue
May 4, 2012 11:04 PM CST

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I think it's Viburnum opulus, aka European Snowball Bush, there are a few different varsities. I inherited 2 in this new garden when we moved here and have a third one to plant.
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Paul2032
May 4, 2012 11:07 PM CST
That's what I thought but I wasn't certain. I wanted confirmation before adding it to the data base....thanks. Here's a fun picture

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Calif_Sue
May 4, 2012 11:30 PM CST

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The snowballs on your shots are much bigger and more plentiful than mine! Love it!
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Calif_Sue
May 4, 2012 11:32 PM CST

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Now yours can't be the plain Viburnum opulus, the blooms are entirely different. It most likely is Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
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Paul2032
May 5, 2012 8:34 AM CST
I've been looking on google and think it is Chinese Snowball...Macrocephalum Sterile. There are two listings on the data base. ZuZu has a picture on one. Anyone concur?
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Calif_Sue
May 5, 2012 10:32 AM CST

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I think so and that would account for those huge blooms!
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JRsbugs
May 5, 2012 12:03 PM CST
The trilobed leaves match Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'..

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=2008

http://images.swinburne.edu.au/handle/1111.1/193

Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ has simple leaves..

http://hortuscamden.com/plants/view/viburnum-macrocephalum-f...

http://www.dijitalimaj.com/alamyDetail.aspx?img=%7B069D5065-...

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I_RCR1584

Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 5, 2012 8:18 PM CST

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Those leaves on H. opulus 'Roseum' match mine too, so I'd better move my photos.
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zuzu
May 5, 2012 8:21 PM CST

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I meant V. opulus, of course. I have hydrangeas on my mind today. Smiling
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You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Dec 25, 2012 10:45 AM CST
JRsbugs is correct in pointing out the blatant differences between Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' and Viburnum macrocephalum 'Sterile'. The photos presented cannot be Viburnum macrocephalum 'Sterile', as that plant has simple leaves. The images clearly show lobed leaves.

Paul2032 should relocate these fine pictures of this healthy plant to the appropriate Plants Database entry for Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'.

Here is what Viburnum macrocephalum 'Sterile' looks like, with its gigantic inflorescences of sterile florets...

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Paul2032
Dec 25, 2012 11:28 AM CST
There is a listing on the data base for Sterile, one for Roseum aka Sterile, and one for Roseum. I will delete my pictures later in the day when I have time as I am not certain.
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ViburnumValley
Dec 25, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Your pictures are excellent, and denote several seasons of value provided by this plant. The database needs some editing to be sure - which I hope to assist with.

If it were me, I'd ask that your pictures be moved to the entry for Viburnum opulus 'Roseum', which is a highly regarded and longtime selection of viburnum. The other V. opulus entries are synonymous, and should likely be merged as the database editing continues.

That is the whole point of websites like this - work through the broad knowledge of its participants for the betterment of understanding by all.
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zuzu
Dec 25, 2012 2:39 PM CST

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I'll move Paul's photos to the V. opulus 'Roseum' entry.
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Paul2032
Dec 25, 2012 3:15 PM CST
Thanks ZuZu.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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