Hinton Ampner Garden

Viburnum macrocephalum

Chinese snowball bush


The courtyard outside the Visitor Centre


A hardy medium (2m x 3m)bushy deciduous shrub with medium green leaves that turn reddish-purple in autumn. Dense, rounded heads of large, sterile, white, lace-cap like flowers in mid-spring.

Site and Care:

Does best in full sun or partial shade (but will cope with full shade) and fertile humus rich, well drained soil of any type. Pruning is only necessary to maintain shape and should be carried out after flowering. Propagation is by softwood cuttings in summer.