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Carlcephalum Viburnum Viburnum x carlcephalum

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vih-BUR-num BY karl-sef-uh-lum
Description

Fragrant Viburnum is a deciduous shrub that is easily grown in average to moist well-drained soils with good drought tolerance once established. It is a cross between V. carlesii and V. macrocephalum and grows 6-10 feet tall and wide. It grows as a multistemmed shrub with an open and rounded form.

Fragrant Viburnum produces fragrant snow-ball type blooms in the spring and reddish fall color. For best fruit production plant in groups. Use a foundation plant, in shrub borders or as a hedge.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Cayuga'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun tolerant#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#white flowers#shrub#deciduous shrub#fall interest#playground#deer resistant#children's garden#pollinator plant#butterfly friendly#partial shade tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Cayuga'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun tolerant#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#white flowers#shrub#deciduous shrub#fall interest#playground#deer resistant#children's garden#pollinator plant#butterfly friendly#partial shade tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Mildly resistant to deer. Attracts butterflies and birds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Fragrance
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 56 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Red drupe changes to black when mature.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Buds are pink and open to fragrant white tubular flowers on 5-6 inch round cymes in April and May.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    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:
    3-5 inch long dark green leaves are egg-shaped with star-shaped hairs on the undersides. Reddish fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Reddish-brown stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought