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Compact Koreanspice Viburnum

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Compact Koreanspice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii ‘Compactum’):A smaller and dense mounded shrub with small intoxicatingly fragrant white flowers on stiff upright branches, followed by blue berries; perfect for small groupings; attractive to birds; does not have showy fall color

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Viburnum
Species:
carlesii
Cultivar:
Compactum
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
in mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
brick red
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Other Species Names:
Koreanspice Viburnum, Korean Spice
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Density:
dense
Flower Bicolor:
pink
Flower Bud Color:
red
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Compact Koreanspice Viburnum is bathed in stunning balls of fragrant white flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds. It has green deciduous foliage. The small oval leaves turn brick red in fall. The black fruits are held in clusters from late summer to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Compact Koreanspice Viburnum is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Compact Koreanspice Viburnum will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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