Viburnum carlesiiViburnum carlesii

  • 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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