Known as- Koreanspice viburnum
Grow Zone - 4 to 7
Type- Deciduous shrub
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 2.5 to 4 ft.
Span- 2.5 to 4 ft.
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun to
part shade. Prune immediately after flowering since flower buds form in
summer for the following year.
This Koreanspice viburnum cultivar is a compact, slow-growing, rounded,
deciduous shrub which typically matures 3-4” tall with a similar
spread. Pink buds open in spring (early April in the St. Louis area) to
sweetly fragrant white flowers which are arranged in snowball-like clusters
(hemispherical cymes) to 3’ across. Flowers give way to non-showy,
berry-like drupes which mature to blue-black in late summer. Broad ovate,
serrate, dark green leaves (to 4’ long). Foliage usually turns dull
red in fall, but may often display attractive shades of wine-red to burgundy.
No serious insect or disease problems. Reportedly has good resistance
to leaf spot. Powdery mildew can be an occasional problem.
Plant in groups or mix with other broadleaf shrubs. Shrub border or foundation
plant. May be grown as a hedge. Attractive, highly fragrant flowers are