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Is it possible to identify this varietal?

Posted by PghDave 6 -- PA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 22, 13 at 16:55

We recently purchased a home and are considering re-doing some of the landscaping. This looks to be some kind of hydrangea but I'm not sure which type. Is it possible to identify this? and if so, can anyone help me?!

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RE: Is it possible to identify this varietal?

I would post pictures of the blooms when they open. A few pictures from different angles, maybe including a close up would help.

RE: Is it possible to identify this varietal?

It's a Viburnum, not a hydrangea. Again, only way to confirm which of the many, many different types is to post photos of the shrub in bloom.

RE: Is it possible to identify this varietal?

Thank you! I was deciding whether or not to keep the plants where they are since the previous owners did a less than OK job with the landscape in my opinion. They look pretty healthy though so I will just wait and see.

RE: Is it possible to identify this varietal?

FYI Viburnums are similar to hydrangeas in that they come in both mophead and lacecap forms. Some of them are fragrant also. Most seem to bloom very early in the season, about now as you can see. Also, some get quite a bit larger. I believe the opulus roseum "snowball" ones can get almost 20' tall! But, overall their flowers do not last as long as those of hydrangeas before disappearing.

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