This hybrid viburnum produces early spring, snowball-type clusters of pink buds that open to white, highly fragrant flowers. A dense, rounded shrub reaching 6 to 8 feet high with blue-green leaves. Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) is one parent of this hybrid.
All common names:
Tree or Plant Type:
- Mixed border,
- Large shrub (more than 8 feet),
- Medium shrub (5-8 feet)
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
- Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Zone 4,
- Zone 5 (Chicago),
- Zone 6,
- Zone 7,
- Zone 8
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Occasional drought,
- Alkaline soil
Seasons of Interest:
- mid spring,
- late spring,
- early fall,
- mid fall
Flower Color & Fragrance:
Shape or Form:
Size & Form
Full, rounded habit reaching 6 to 8 feet high and wide
Tree & Plant Care
Best in full sun for flowering potential but will tolerate part shade.
Requires well drained soil and benefits with a layer of mulch
Flowers on old stems, prune after flowering
Disease, pests, and problems
Viburnum crown borer
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Resistant to bacterial leaf spot
Native geographic location and habitat
Of hybrid origin; a cross between Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) and Bitchiu viburnum (Viburnum bitchiuense)
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Opposite, 1 to 3 inch long ovate leaves, with slightly toothed margins.
Color is bluish-green and gray-green beneath with pubescent hairs that give it a dull appearance.
Fall color is burgundy red.
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
White, 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inch, semi-snowball flower clusters with bright pink buds. Highly fragrant.
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
Berry-like fruits (drupes) that mature from red to black in late summer and fall.
Not always produced in great numbers.