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.
- 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8
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.
My Current Zone
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
anonymousPennsylvaniaUnited States1 year 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.CKNIllinoisUnited States2 years ago