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Viburnum odoratissimum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num oh-dor-uh-TISS-ee-mum
Description

Sweet Viburnum is a non-native evergreen shrub that can be grown as a small tree. In the northern edge of its zone, it may be semi-evergreen to deciduous. It prefers moist well-drained soils and some afternoon shade but can tolerate drought once established. The spring flowers are fragrant and showy small white blooms in pyramid-shaped terminal panicles. This plant is moderately salt tolerant

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#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#salt tolerant#hedges#foundation planting#fall fruits#screening
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#salt tolerant#hedges#foundation planting#fall fruits#screening
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    odoratissimum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    India, Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    1/4 inch red to black drupes.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant, small, funnel-shaped white flowers, which bloom in conical terminal panicles.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Large, leathery 3-8" long and 2-4 inches wide olive green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt