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Koreanspice Viburnum

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Among the most fragrant of all shrubs, covered in intoxicatingly sweet-smelling ball-shaped clusters of pinkish-white flowers in early spring, plant where the fragrance can be enjoyed, tidy the rest of the year; makes a beautiful accent specimen

Characteristics

Species:
carlesii
Other Species Names:
Korean Spice
Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Genus:
Viburnum
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
white
Flower Bud Color:
cherry red
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
in mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
red
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Koreanspice Viburnum is smothered in stunning balls of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive cherry red flower buds. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The black fruits are held in clusters from late summer to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Koreanspice Viburnum is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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

Koreanspice Viburnum will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 species is not originally from North America.

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