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Sweet Viburnum
Sweet Viburnum

Adoxaceae Viburnum Odoratissimum Sweet Viburnum

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Grows InZone 8A · 10° to 15° F through Zone 10B · 35° to 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorWhite
BloomsSpring Blooms, Summer Berries
Foliage ColorDark Green
Average Height15' to 20', 20' to 30'
Average Width15' to 20'
AttractsButterflies, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
FragrancesFragrant Flowers
Additional Information About Sweet Viburnum

Viburnum Odoratissimum 'Sweet Viburnum' is a fast growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8A through 10B. It matures to an average height of 15 feet to 30 feet and an average width of 15 feet to 20 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. In the spring Sweet Viburnum produces white flowers. The foliage is dark green in color. It attracts butterflies, visual attention and songbirds / birds and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, diseases, mildew and heat. If you like fragrance, Viburnum Odoratissimum 'Sweet Viburnum' has fragrant flowers.

Sweet Viburnum can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, as a buffer or screen, as a background, in shrub borders, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, to frame the corners of a home or other building, as a hedge or as a tree form shrub and also in theme gardens, cottage gardens or perennial gardens.

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Noteworthy Characteristics

Sweet Viburnum is a large evergreen tree or small tree. The leaves are smooth, bright green and about 6 inches long. They are arranged oppositely on green stems in such a way that a healthy plant gives the impression of being quite robust and dense. With regular pruning a more dense form can be acieved and without pruning a more open tree-like form. Tiny white, pleasantly fragrant flowers are held in great panicles in spring. Following the flowers are the berries that turn from red to black and are attractive to birds. As the plant matures it will be more likely to produce berries. 


Excellent for use a s a single specimen shrub or tree form, in smaller groupings, flowering shrub borders, natural large hedge, clipped formal hedge, home foundation plantings, butterfly gardens, wildlife gardens, asian theme gardens, cottage gardens, and woodland border plantings.

Culture & Care Tips

Prefers full sun or part shade. Plant in well drained soil with average water needs. For a tighter, more compact form or tree form regular pruning will be required.

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