Love love love this shrub. The most fragrant shrub EVER! I planted it next to my deck and it smells heavenly.
Spice Baby™ Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Fragrant. White flowers. Compact. Deer-resistant.Fragrant FlowerProduces BerriesResists:DeerSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:42 - 60 InchesSpacing:42 - 70 InchesSpread:42 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need another carlesii (same species) but a different cultivar (Spice Girl).Maintenance Notes:
Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer in spring. May be trimmed after flowering.
With its fragrant spring blooms and attractive habit, this compact Korean Spice viburnum is a great addition to gardens. Stronger growing than other compact varieties, it's a great choice for smaller landscapes, providing all of the spicy, intoxicating spring fragrance of traditional Koreanspice viburnum in a petite package.Spice Baby™ Viburnum carlesii 'SMVCB' USPP 25,872, Can 5,307
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Kathleen Humphrey, Missouri, United States, 1 year ago
Planted this for the scent of viburnum carlesii with a smaller size. It has now flowered and the scent is not there unless you put your nose right up to the flower. I have had the typical species and was able to smell the flower from over ten feet away. Very disappointed.anonymous, Pennsylvania, United States, 3 years ago
I put four of these in last year, and separate also planted 4 of the normal Korean Spice. The Spice Baby does not have near the fragrance that they Korean Spice has. They were marketing / sold to me as being nearly the same identical plant, but there is a huge difference in the scent. I am disappointed in the Spice Baby because unless you stick your noise into the flowers, they don't have a scent. That is really not 'fragrant'. in contrast, you can smell the normal Korean Spice shrubs several feet away.CKN, Illinois, United States, 4 years ago