The laurel snowball on a trunk - a popular ornamental plant for many reasons
A laurel-leaved snowball on a stem is a popular ornamental plant for many reasons. The scientific name of the laurel-leaved snowball is Viburnum tinus. Laurel snowballs are evergreen and hardy. They are suitable as patio plants as well as topiaries in a secluded spot in your garden. If you use the laurel-leaved snowball as a foliage plant, you can leave a heavy foliage outside in winter without any problems. The buds can then be protected with a planting cloth or a planting bag. From March to April, Viburnum delights with pinkish-white, fragrant umbellate flowers that can be up to ten centimetres in diameter and grow beyond the leaf crown.
Attractive all year round: the snowball on a stem
Snowballs on a stem are attractive all year round, either as a pot plant or in a border. The white flowers with their pink tinge later develop into attractive blue and later black berries that have a metallic shine and are not suitable for eating. As a laurel snowball blooms quite early on its trunk, it provides a valuable food source for the first bees and bumblebees and thus ensures biodiversity in the garden's ecosystem. Laurel snowbushes get on well with other flowering patio plants or perennials in the border such as pale pink or white funkias, fuchsias or pink garden marshmallow
A dense planting of fuchsias is a good idea.
A dense and bushy branching snowball with a crown
The laurel snowball grows densely and bushy branched and reaches a growth height of up to 125 centimetres with a growth rate of 10 to 15 centimetres per year. The attractive plant suits a variety of gardens, whether they are modern, Mediterranean or classically designed and laid out. As a foliage plant on a terrace or balcony, a laurel-leaved snowball on a trunk with its oval, glowing, dark-green leaves is quite a charming eye-catcher. Viburnum tinus grows in containers and can be planted all year round. The height of the snowball is 80 to 100 centimetres.
An undemanding plant that is easy to care for
The snowball with its trunk is a fairly undemanding and low-maintenance plant. The ornamental plant loves the warmth and spreads an intense fragrance in the flowering season that fills the air and attracts beneficial insects. Such patio plants are best placed in the sun or partial shade. Simple winter protection is recommended. A laurel on a trunk prefers a humus garden soil that should be moderately dry, fresh and rich in nutrients. Especially as a foliage plant, you must occasionally fertilise the laurel snowball with an all-purpose fertiliser so that it produces a rich flowering display.