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Hedge Rose vs Snowball Viburnum

Rosa rugosa x Rosa woodsii (Improved hybrid developed by PFRA)

Viburnum opulus roseum

Hedge Rose
Snowball Viburnum

Hedge Rose is a long-lived, fast-growing shrub. It bears similar flowers to the Alberta Wild Rose. Birds will love its deep red rose hips. Hedge Rose will thrive in a wide variety of soils and is a tall rose forming a useful hedge.

Excellent for shelterbelts, ecobuffers, and wildlife habitat plantings. Continuous flowering makes it attractive to pollinators. Many song and game birds utilize this tree for food and habitat.

In use since the early 1900s, this hybrid was originally developed at the PFRA's Indian Head Agroforestry Center.

Snowball Viburnum is a popular ornamental shrub with prolific flowering. This plant is prized for its round clusters of white flowers that resemble snowballs, delighting children and adults. In fall, its leaves turn vibrant shades of red.

Snowball Viburnum is sought after as a single accent shrub, but can also make a dense hedge or privacy screen.

HEDGE ROSE QUICK FACTS

SNOWBALL VIBURNUM QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.19 - SAVE UP TO 47%
Lowest Price: $16.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3b
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: purplish-red
Flowers: pink or crimson
Flowers: white
Bark: gold to gray
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: low

In row spacing: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: european cranberrybush, guelder rose, snowball bush, snowball tree