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Spice Baby Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii

(3 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
42 - 60"
Spread
42 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
This will be hardy in your zone!

Current Location:

Elizabeth, AR, 72531

My Current Zone

7
  • Details

    Features

    Fragrant. White flowers. Compact. Deer-resistant.

    Fragrant Flower
    Produces Berries
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    42 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    42 - 70 Inches
    Spread: 
    42 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes

    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
  • 3 Reviews

    • 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
      1 year ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • 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
      2 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
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