Snowball Bush Not Blooming - Knowledgebase Question

Menlo Park, CA
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Question by cathygrimm1
June 4, 2001
I purchased a blooming snowball bush last year and this year it is growing but no blooms. It is in a container and gets afternoon sun. Did I prune incorrectly?

Answer from NGA
June 4, 2001
Because they develop flower buds in the summer, snowball bushes (Viburnum opulus) should be pruned immediately after flowering. This allows a full growing season for them to produce new stems and develop flower buds for the following year's display. It's possible you pruned at the wrong time, or pruned too severely. Don't prune this year - your snowball bush should flower right on time next year.

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A comment from Missbit
June 27, 2020
Should I prune this time I did not prune last year and when do I prune since it did not bloom

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