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Spice Girl® Korean Spice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii

  • 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
84" 84"
72 - 84"
72 - 84"

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
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  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    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
    84 - 96 Inches
    72 - 84 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
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    Foliage Colors: 
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
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    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
    Water Category: 
    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
  • 3 Reviews

    • How soon can I purchase and when will they ship?

      Gloria Milyard
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      , 6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      , 6 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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