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Spice Girl® Korean Spice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
7' 7' 2.1m 2.1m
Height: 6' - 7'
Spread: 6' - 7'
Height: 1.8m - 2.1m
Spread: 1.8m - 2.1m
  • Details

    72 - 84 Inches
    84 - 96 Inches
    72 - 84 Inches
    1.8m - 2.1m
    2.1m - 2.4m
    1.8m - 2.1m


    With its sweet pink blooms and vigorous growth, Spice Girl Koreanspice viburnum is one of the very best choices for springtime fragrance. Large flower clusters emit a spicy-sweet scent in mid-spring, and autumn brings an unforgettable display of bright red foliage. This deer resistant, shade tolerant shrub will beautify your landscape for years to come. 

    Top reasons to grow Spice Girl viburnum:

    - Pink buds open to very fragrant white flowers

    - Outstanding fall color

    - Perfect as a specimen or hedge

    Fragrant Flower
    Produces Berries
    Fall Interest


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    72 - 84 Inches 1.8m - 2.1m
    84 - 96 Inches 2.1m - 2.4m
    72 - 84 Inches 1.8m - 2.1m
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    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
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    Uses Notes: 

    Specimen plant; foundation plantings; mixed borders.

    PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need another carlesii (same species) but a different cultivar (Spice Baby).

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers medium, well-drained soil. Trim to shape after flowering.

    Spice Girl® Viburnum carlesii 'Spiro' USPP 24,251, Can 5,132
  • 7 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I was so excited about having this shrub grow directly near our patio & deck because of all of the reviews about its beauty & wonderful fragrance. We've had 2 of them growing for a couple of seasons now & this year they have taken off with growth & blooms. They look incredible, but my husband & I are so disappointed with the fragrance... we actually call it a horrible odor! It smells disgusting!!! As the blooms opened the strong odor got worse. It's a shame. I guess everyone interprets fragrances differently. My advice would be to try to find this plant in bloom before you buy it. You may be one of us that think the blooms STINK! Although it is a beautiful shrub. We will be moving them as far away from our patio as possible!!

      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Ive been growing this beauty for over a month now and all is well! Its gotten so much fuller in that amount of time and I cant wait to see how much bigger it gets! I got a quart size so I know it'll take years to reach full potential but things are already looking really good and Im already really happy with this plant. FedEx delivered my plant sideways even though the box clearly says "keep upright, live plant in box," so I emailed ProvenWinners a picture of the plant and dirt everywhere and asked if theres still hope for it, and they apologized for the inconvenience and said if the plant isnt doing good in 2 weeks time, they will reimburse me. Love this community, definitely will be ordering more plants!

      Rebecca Huyghe
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I had 5 of these at my home in SW Missouri. They are so aromatic..,positively divine and quite showy when blooming.

      Lujene G. Clark
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • The fragrance of these flowers is fantastic. I have 3 of these planted about 10 feet from my kitchen window and love the smell as I prepare morning coffee. They need little care though I am thinking of pruning some wayward branches. One of the three has a problem with leaf roller but the nursery said Sevin should fix that. These are in back of a roll of red azeala and the combination is really striking.

      Brenda Cannon
      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
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