Dwarf snowball a true bird lover
This striking shrub is not only known for its fragrant panicle-like white flowers, but also for its bright red berries. Immediately after the flowering period from May to June, the bright red fruit berries of Viburnum opulus 'Compactum', the botanical name of the dwarf snowball, appear. Countless songbirds are attracted to these shiny red berries, bringing your garden to life with summery chirping. But the red berries are not only a source of food in summer, the shrub and its fruit are also very actively used by birds in winter. The dwarf snowball is therefore a real insider tip for bird lovers.
A flowery enrichment even for small gardens
The bushy, rounded-growing shrub reaches a height of 1.5 to 2 metres and becomes approx. 1 to 1.5 metres wide. This growth habit makes it perfect for small gardens or for planting on the patio. Because the white flowers look like snowballs, they bring a particularly bright atmosphere into the garden. Planted in a box, the plant grows excellently and creates a flowery atmosphere even in the smallest spaces. The dwarf snowball prefers a sunny location so that it can form numerous flowers. If planted in partial shade, it will also thrive and flower but not as intensively as in full sun. When planting the dwarf snowball in the garden, make sure that the soil is well-drained, fresh to moist and humus-rich. The Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' needs a lot of water and the soil should not be allowed to dry out. In general, the dwarf snowball is an undemanding and low-maintenance plant that is well hardy.
Planting partners for the Viburnum opulus'Compactum'
In somewhat larger gardens, the dwarf snowball can be planted excellently as a group planting with other autumn-fruiting shrubs such as the hardwood cardinal or a beautiful maple as a planting partner. The different flowering seasons and the beautiful autumn colouring of the leaves make this a real eye-catcher in the garden that can be enjoyed for a long time.
One plant per metre of this dwarf snowball is required for planting in the garden.
Our plants are grown in pots and can be planted all year round.