Package of 5 Plants
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
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Japanese Snowball is a species of dense deciduous flowering shrub originally native to mainland China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Extremely popular for its lovely non-fragrant white snowball-shaped spring flowers and lush green leaves, Japanese Snowball has reddish fall foliage and remains fairly attractive through winter thanks to its unique branching structure. This shrub attracts birds and butterflies with its reddish-black late summer fruit and spring flowers. Japanese Snowball is an excellent foundation plant for house corners and requires limited pruning. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Partial Shade|
|Leaves:||Opposite, simple, broad-ovate to oblong-ovate, sometimes elliptic-obovate, 2 to 4 inches long and 1 to 3 inches wide. Acute or abruptly acuminate, rounded to broad-cuneate to cordite. Leaves are dark green and nearly glabrous above.|
|Size:||8 to 10 feet in height, usually slightly wider than tall at maturity.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 5-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Horizontal, tiered branching, creating a stratified effect, appearing rounded to broad-rounded at maturity.|
|Flowers:||White, no fragrance, outer flowers sterile, 4 to 5 lobes. Flowers are pure snow white; inner flowers fertile, not showy. Borne in May and creating a milky way effect along the horizontal branches.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Essentially problem free.|
|Landscape Value:||Possibly the most elegant of flowering shrubs; A choice specimen when placed near red brick buildings where the snow-white flowers are accentuated; massing, screen, shrub border; blends well into a border as the horizontal lines break up the monotony of upright growing shrubs; could be integrated into foundation plantings especially corner plantings where it would help to soften vertical lines and make the house appear longer.|
|Soil Preference:||Fibrous rooted, transplants well, demands moist, well-drained soil. This plant will not tolerate heavy, clayey, poorly drained soils.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting and prune as necessary to maintain form and desired shape.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the shrub 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established shrub.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.