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Spice Baby Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii

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"
  • 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
  • 4 Reviews

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    • Love love love this shrub. The most fragrant shrub EVER! I planted it next to my deck and it smells heavenly.

      Kathleen Humphrey
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 23 weeks 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
      , 2 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
      , 3 years ago
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