- BOTANICAL NAME: Viburnum carlesii
- PRONUNCIATION: vi-BER-num kar-LEE-zee-i
- COMMON NAME: Koreanspice Viburnum
- FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
- NATIVITY: Korea
- GROWTH HABIT: Compact, rounded and dense with stiff spreading branches. Deciduous.
- SIZE: 4 to 5' (height) by 4 to 8' or more (spread)
- HARDINESS: Zone 4 - 7
- CULTURE: Best in well-drained, evenly moist and acid soil. Full sun to part shade.
- LANDSCAPE USE: Wonderfully fragrant shrub. Fall color (not reliable).
- FOLIAGE: Opposite, dark green dentate leaf with a sheen. Pubescent on both upper and lower leaf surface.
- BUDS :Interesting whitish flower bud.
- BARK: Light brown to gray. Younger stems are pubescent.
- FLOWER: White flowers in late April early May.
- FRUIT: Red drupe changing to black in August/September. Not ornamental.
- PROPAGATION: Seeds and cuttings.
- PESTS: Bacterial leaf spot, nematodes.
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