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Native alternative(s) for Viburnum carlesii 'Compactum':
Viburnum rafinesqueanum Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Viburnum x juddii Full Form
Viburnum dilatatum 'Oneida' Form in bloom
Viburnum x pragense Full Form

Korean Spice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii 'Compactum'

Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num KARLS-ee-eye kom-PAK-tum
Description

Korean Spice Viburnum is a slow-growing shorter version of the species, growing 3-4 ft tall and wide with a rounded form. The flowers are showy and fragrant with a cinnamon scent and appear in April. The smaller size of this viburnum makes it useful for smaller yards and gardens. Flowers are followed by a blue-black drupe. The fall color is dull red.

Korean Spice Viburnum prefers sun to partial shade in average, medium moist, acidic, well-drained soil. Use as a foundation shrub, in shrub borders, as a hedge, and to attract butterflies and birds.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    carlesii
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Mildly resistant to damage by deer. Butterflies are attracted to the flowers and birds to the fruits.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6a, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Blue-black drupe in fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small fragrant flowers on dense, rounded 2 to 3 in. cyme; pink to red buds open white in April.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-4 inch long ovate dark green leaves; non-showy dull red fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer